Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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  • © Knut Eisermann

These fairly large hummingbirds have a striking white eye stripe above a dark cheek patch. The white throat of both sexes is speckled blue or green on male but plain on the female. Green-throated Mountain-gems live in humid evergreen and pine-oak forests and their edges where they forage at all levels and fan out their tails when feeding.

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© Nathan Pieplow

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

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: