Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Green-throated Mountain-gem
eBird range map for Green-throated Mountain-gem

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It is found only in mountains of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Guatemala and El Salvador.

It is a resident species, and seasonal movements have not been reported. Its range is estimated at 91,000 km2 and its global population has not been estimated.

Distribution outside the Americas

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It inhabits humid pine, pine-oak, cloud forests, and rainforests. Is found between 900 - 2700 m asl.

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Green-throated Mountain-gem (Lampornis viridipallens), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: