Green Mango Anthracothorax viridis


Mangos (Anthracothorax) are medium-sized hummingbirds with stout, slightly decurved bills and broad tails with metallic colors. The Green Mango is endemic to Puerto Rico, an island that it shares with the Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus). The two species easily are distinguished: both sexes of the Green Mango are almost entirely emerald green, whereas the male Antillean Mango has a black breast, and the female is entirely whitish gray below. The Green Mango primarily occurs in montane areas in central and western Puerto Rico, where it is common; it is present as well in the Luquillo mountains of eastern Puerto Rico, although it is less common there, and the Green Mango is seen only rarely on the coast.

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Recommended Citation

Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: