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Photo by michha62
El Chiru, Panama

Alternative name: Veraguas Mango

Anthracothorax veraguensis

Identification

Differs from other similar mango species in lacking black on the underside.

Distribution

Central America: found in western Panama (Chiriquí to s Coclé) and adjacent islands. It has also recently been demonstrated to occur in Costa Rica where found in the southern one third of the Pacific side of the country.

Rare observations on the Caribbean Slope where Green Mango is more likely.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1], which in the past has been considered conspecific with Green-breasted Mango.

Habitat

Relatively open areas in lowlands.

Photo by michha62
El Chiru, Panama

Behaviour

Often seen feeding on flowering trees of Erythrina spp.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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