Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Veraguas Mango (Anthracothorax veraguensis)


Taxonomy

French: Mango de Veraguas German: Veragua-Mangokolibri Spanish: Mango de Veragua
Taxonomy:

Anthracothorax veraguensis

Reichenbach

, 1855,

Veragua, Panama

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Recent phylogenetic study based on plumage colour spectra indicates that this species and A. dominicus are sister to a clade formed by A. prevostii and A. nigricollis#R. Often considered a race of A. prevostii. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Panama in Pacific lowlands from Chiriquí E to S Coclé; few records from Caribbean side. Also Costa Rica (Puntarenas Province), where appears to have expanded its range#R.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 7·0 g. Male has slightly decurved black bill; upperparts metallic bronzy-green; underparts shiny green, bluish on breast and centre of belly; tail... read more

Voice

Rather silent. Song a repeated slightly buzzy phrase of c. 5 notes “tzee-tzee-tzetzetzee....”. Call... read more

Habitat

Open vegetation of pastures and stream edges with shrubs and scattered trees.

Food and feeding

Nectar of flowering shrubs such as Calliandra, and trees such as Erythrina and Inga, from near ground to 10 m.... read more

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Apparently sedentary, little information available.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in South Central American Pacific Slope EBA. Locally common. A poorly studied species; extensive research... read more

Recommended citation

Schuchmann, K.L. & Boesman, P. (2018). Veraguas Mango (Anthracothorax veraguensis). 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/55405 on 15 December 2018).