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Male 7Ā·5ā9Ā·5 cm (3-3Ā¾ in); Female 6Ā·5ā7Ā·5 cm (2Ā½-3 in)
Venezuela, CuraĆ§ao, Aruba, Bonaire, Trinidad, Margarita Island, Guyana, Brazil, Suriname, French Guiana, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru. Generally on the eastern side of the Andes and in the Amazonian Basin of the South American countries.
There has been considerable reclassification of the Emerald Hummingbirds in recent years. Opus follows the taxonomic classification of Clements, which separates this species from the Western Emerald and Garden Emerald, with which it has been considered conspecific by some authorities in the past.
There are 6 subspecies:
Rain, gallery and deciduous forest, second growth, llanos, xerophytic areas, open fields with scattered trees; scrubby desert and gardens. Observed at heights between 528 and 2100m.
Their diet consists mostly of nectar and insects.
They construct a small cup nest. The eggs are incubated for 13 days with the young fledging 18 days later.
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