Green-throated Mountain-gem

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lampornis viridipallens

Green-throated Mountain-gem

The Green-throated Mountain-gem is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a rather large hummingbird, measuring about 4.33 - 4.72 inches long.

This species is generally quite easy to identify because the features can all be seen without the need for direct lighting to show the colors. It has a medium length, straight bill that is all dark.

In all plumages, there is a bold white stripe behind the eye. Outer tail feathers are gray in color, though this is generally only seen as the bird spreads its tail in flight.

Males have a distinct green gorget, which looks all dark when the light is not shining directly on it. Females have an all white throat.

Natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.


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