Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Jamaican Mango (Anthracothorax mango)


Taxonomy

French: Mango de Jamaïque German: Jamaikamangokolibri Spanish: Mango jamaicano
Taxonomy:

Trochilus Mango

Linnaeus

, 1758,

Jamaica

.

Recent phylogenetic study based on plumage colour spectra indicated that this species was the most basal within the genus#R. Has been thought perhaps to be closely related to A. dominicus; closest Central American relative has been thought to be probably A. prevostii. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Jamaica.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 8·5 g. Medium-sized darkish hummingbird easily distinguishable from all other Anthracothorax species. Male has bill slightly curved, black;... read more

Voice

Rather silent. Song apparently undescribed. Call a sharp, raspy “tic..tic..tic..”.

Habitat

Wide range of open and semi-open lowland vegetation including arid areas, gardens and plantations.... read more

Food and feeding

Nectar from a wide variety of bird-adapted flowers of indigenous and introduced plants: Hohenbergia, Opuntia, ... read more

Breeding

Nests all year round, most frequently during Jan–May. Small cup-shaped nest of densely woven silky fibres and cobwebs saddled on... read more

Movements

Birds disperse to mid-altitude regions (Cockpit Country) and to Blue and John Crow Mts in Jun... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Common resident. Particularly common along northern coastal areas with densities of at... read more

Recommended citation

Schuchmann, K.L. & Boesman, P. (2018). Jamaican Mango (Anthracothorax mango). 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/55408 on 24 April 2018).