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Shining-green Hummingbird Lepidopyga goudoti

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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This species is rather challenging to tell apart from other smallish green hummingbirds. They defend flower patches with low nectar rewards and sometimes gather in irritable groups at flowering trees. Shining-green Hummingbirds are also frequently seen gleaning insects and spiders from branches and the underside of leaves. They inhabit dry and moist shrub, open woodlands, coffee plantations, gardens, or partly cleared areas.

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  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Shining-green Hummingbird (Lepidopyga goudoti), 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/shghum1