Green-breasted Mango

Anthracothorax prevostii

Order

APODIFORMES

Family

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Code 4

GNBM

Code 6

ANTPRE

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Green-breasted Mango has a large range, estimated globally at 680,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas, this bird prefers forest, savanna, and shrubland ecosystems, though it has been known to live on pastureland, plantation, rural gardens, degraded former forests, and even in urban areas. The global population of the bird has not been fully estimated but is not believed to meet the thresholds for inclusion on the IUCN Red List. Because of this, the current evaluation status of the Green-breasted Mango is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Green-breasted Mango: Medium-sized hummingbird, glittering green overall with decurved, black bill, and purple chin. The slightly notched brown-purple tail has two bronze-green central tail feathers. Feeds on nectar and insects. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats.

 

Range and Habitat

Green-breasted Mango: Found near the coasts of Mexico and in Central America, populations also occur in northern South America. Unknown in the United States until a bird was identified in south Texas in 1988. While still a rare vagrant, they have been found a number of times since. Prefer open habitats such as forest edges, parks, gardens and backyards, where they will visit feeders.

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Green-breasted Mango SONGS AND CALLS

Green-breasted Mango A1

Call is a thin "tsi-tsi-tsi".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"tsi-si-si-si-si-si-si", "tcik, tcik, tcik"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The scientific name of the Green-breasted Mango commemorates the French naturalist Florent Prévost.
  • Young birds are responsible for the majority of occurrences in the United States. The first Green-breasted Mango documented north of Mexico was photographed in coastal Texas in September 1988.
  • A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", "glittering", "hover", "shimmer", and "tune” of hummingbirds.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Gary Owen Dick

Artist

Samira Belous

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BIRDS AND BIRDING

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ChinX
The area of the face just below the bill.
UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
GorgetX
A small iridescent patch on the throat of a hummingbird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
Parts of a Flying bird X