Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis)


Taxonomy

French: Mango vert German: Smaragdmangokolibri Spanish: Mango puertorriqueño verde
Taxonomy:

Trochilus viridis

Audebert and Vieillot

, 1801,

Puerto Rico

.

Relationships uncertain; in recent phylogenetic study based on plumage colour spectra, this species clustered with Campylopterus#R. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Puerto Rico.

Descriptive notes

11–14 cm; 7 g. Sexes alike. Bill slightly curved, black; upperparts emerald green; underparts metallic blue-green; tail metallic blue-black, rounded. Adult female with... read more

Voice

Rather silent. Song a repeated high-pitched phrase commencing with a drawn-out buzz, “szzzzz-szi-... read more

Habitat

Plantations and forests of C... read more

Food and feeding

Nectar of flowering trees, shrubs and vines, such as Pariti tilaceum, Leonotis leonotum, Quisqualis indica and... read more

Breeding

Nest records Oct–May. The nest is a soft, compact cup decorated externally with lichen; attached to vertical branch of high tree,... read more

Movements

Altitudinal movements depending on flowering seasons.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands EBA. Common resident in the C... read more

Recommended citation

Schuchmann, K.L. & Boesman, P. (2018). Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55407 on 23 October 2018).