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Green-throated Mango

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MalePhoto © by rkaAranguez, Trinidad, November, 2018
Photo © by rka
Aranguez, Trinidad, November, 2018
Anthracothorax viridigula


[edit] Identification

10·5–12·5 cm

  • Male's throat is all green
  • Female has a reddish tinge to upperpart plumage

[edit] Distribution

South America
North-eastern Venezuela to the Guianas and northern Brazil; Trinidad

[edit] Taxonomy

FemalePhoto © by nigel lallsinghCarli Bay, Trinidad, November 2011
Photo © by nigel lallsingh
Carli Bay, Trinidad, November 2011

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Coastal areas, includng mangroves and marshes.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

An uncommon robust hummer which favours mangroves where it feeds on nectar but also often 'helicopters' to catch insects.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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