Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Jamaican Mango (Anthracothorax mango)


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

Trochilus Mango


, 1758,



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.



Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 8·5–9·1 g. Medium-sized darkish hummingbird easily distinguishable from all other Anthracothorax species. Male has bill slightly... read more


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


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


Nests year-round, most frequently during Jan–May. Small cup-shaped nest of densely woven silky fibres, seed down (e.g. Tillandsia... read more


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 (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Jamaica EBA. Common resident. Particularly common along N coastal areas with densities... read more

Recommended citation

Schuchmann, K.L., Boesman, P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). 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 on 9 April 2020).