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Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Andrew Farnsworth

Green-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus is a resident of the Lesser Antilles, ranging north to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This species occurs in a range of habitats, including wet forests, semi-deciduous woodlands, and second growth, although its distribution may vary among islands across moisture and elevational gradients. Although this species is a resident, some individuals may disperse to wetter areas in post-breeding movements. The male is a rather large, hummingbird, at least for its range, green overall with brillant green gorget bordered by metallic blue and a black belly.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Farnsworth, A. (2009). Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.