French: Émeraude d’Hispaniola German: Hispaniolasmaragdkolibri Spanish: Esmeralda de La Española
Brazil; error = Hispaniola
Hispaniola; erroneously recorded from I de Gonâve.
Male 9·5–10·5 cm, female 8·5–9·5 cm; 2·5–5 g. Male has maxilla black, mandible red, distal third slightly decurved;... read more
Sharp metallic chipping notes, sometimes given in long series.
Dense montane rainforest, shade-coffee plantations, forest edges and scrub, at 300–2500 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering Inga vera, Heliconia bihai, Rhytidophyllum auriculatum, Caesalpinia pulcherima... read more
Jan–Jun, but with irregular nesting until at least Aug. Large cup-shaped nest of moss, fern fibres and other plant materials,... read more
Sedentary, with at least occasional altitudinal wandering, and those at highest elevations perhaps... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Hispaniola EBA. Most of its very small range is under threat of deforestation,... read more
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