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Hummingbirds found in Puerto Rico

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Green-breasted Mangos (Anthracothorax prevostii) – Rare

Adult Males have a plumage that is glossy bright green, more yellowish brown on its flanks (sides) and vent. There is a broad blue patch on the throat extending to below the chest. This patch may appear black in poor light conditions. The outer tail feathers vary in color, ranging from an orangey-red to magenta or a deep purple tipped with black.

Females and Juvenile Males: The outer tail feathers are broadly banded in magenta and iridescent dark blue, with narrow white tips on the outer 3 to 4 tail feathers. The upper plumage is bronze-green. Below they are white with a dark central stripe that changes from black at the chin to blue-green on the throat.

  1. Antillean Mango, Anthracothorax dominicus (Common)
  2. Green Mango, Anthracothorax viridis (Endemic)
  3. Purple-throated Carib, Eulampis jugularis (Rare)
  4. Green-throated Carib, Eulampis holosericeus
  5. Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Orthorhyncus cristatus (Common)
  6. Puerto Rican Emerald, Chlorostilbon maugaeus (Endemic)
  7. Vervain Hummingbird, Mellisuga minima (Rare)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris – Rare. Migrating males are usually the first to arrive and the first to depart. The females and the young usually follow about two weeks later.

The male has a ruby-red throat, a white collar, an emerald green back and a forked tail.

The female has a green back and tail feathers that are banded white, black and grey-green.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

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