Glow-Throated Hummingbird 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Selasphorus ardens

The Glow-Throated Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is threatened by habitat loss. The population is currently decreasing, with an estimation of less than one thousand left forming a single subspecies.

It is a tiny hummingbird measuring only 2.75 inches in length.

Males are greenish above with rusty flanks, a pinkish-red throat, and a white collar. All tail feathers have black centers with cinnamon edges, but giving a blacker impression than Scintillant Hummingbird and lacking the green central rectrices of Volcano Hummingbird.

Females have a speckled throat, buffy flanks, and greenish upperparts. Central tail feathers are greenish while the rest of tail is rufous with a black band and buffy tips.

Female Scintillant is very similar and may not be separable in the field, but has more extensive rufous edges on central tail feathers.

Diet is thought to be similar to Scintillant Hummingbird.

Forest borders and clearings in highlands below 2000 m.

Found in the mountains of western Panama: Chiriquí and Veraguas (though Chiriqui might be outside current range).



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