Jamaican Mango Anthracothorax mango

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Found only in Jamaica, this mango is a common resident, especially along the northern coast. It nests year-round, particularly from January to May, and inhabits varying levels of open lowland habitat, forest edges, and man-made habitats. Jamaican Mangos readily feed from both native and introduced flowering plants and migrate down to mid-altitude areas and the Blue and John Crow Mountains from June through August once flowering has ceased at higher elevations. This mango’s overall dark appearance given from the black below and magenta on the sides of the head and neck help distinguish it from others in its genus. Immature males interestingly have blue throats until they are two years in age.

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

Recommended Citation

Jamaican Mango (Anthracothorax mango), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/jamman1