French: Colibri falle-vert German: Blaustern-Antillenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí caribeño gorjiverde
Subspecies and Distribution
E. h. holosericeus
(Linnaeus, 1758) – E Puerto Rico, Virgin Is and Lesser Antilles (except Grenada).
E. h. chlorolaemus
(Gould, 1857) – Grenada.
11–12·5 cm; male 5·6–7·8 g, female 5–5·5 g. Male has medium-sized bill, slightly decurved, black. Upperparts metallic bronzy-... read more
Calls include a short “tsip” and sharp “chewp”, repeated rapidly when agitated.
Open secondary vegetation, cultivated areas, parks, semi-deciduous and rainforest at all elevations... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowers of shrubs and small trees 1–4 m in height. Occasionally territorial at Lantana and Bryophyllum... read more
Feb–May. Compact cup-shaped nest is build at 1–4 m on the periphery of trees and bushes. Nest is placed in a saddle-like... read more
Individuals disperse in Jun–Sept to forest borders at higher altitudes at c. 800–1000 m.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands EBA and Lesser Antilles EBA. Common resident. Particularly numerous... read more
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