Green-Breasted Mountain-Gem

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lampornis sybillae

Green-Breasted Mountain-Gem

The Green-Breasted Mountain-Gem is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a medium-sized hummingbird, about 4.33 – 4.72 inches long.

It is green above and dingy grayish below with dense green spots on sides and breast.

Adult males have iridescent green throat that looks gray at most angles.

Females and young birds have white or buffy throat. In all plumages, there is a bold white stripe behind the eye.

The outer tail feathers are white, which are most easily seen as the birds opens the tail in flight.

Main diet consists of nectar, though they also eat spiders and small insects.

Subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Honduras and Nicaragua.


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