Green-Breasted Mango

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Anthracothorax Prevostii

Green-breasted Mango

Males have glossy bright green upperparts, a relatively narrow matte black central area on throat and chest, bordered with blue-green, they have bright green flanks and the black of the chest tapers onto their belly.

Females and immature males have bronze-green upperparts and largely white underparts with a dark central stripe that changes from black at the chin to blue-green on the throat.

BILL: rather short (3/4 inch) straight, black bill.

SIZE: A medium-sized hummingbird species are 4.33–4.72 inches in length.

WEIGHT: males' average weight is 7.2 grams, while females, 6.8 grams.

COLOR: blue, white, green, and black.

Occurs in secondary forest, gallery forest, wooded semiopen habitats, savannas, mangrove forests, forest edge, and clearings

NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.

INSECTS small insects and spiders.

Hovering, sometimes hanging while feeding from flowers. Males aggressively chase away other males as well as large insects - such as bumblebees and hawk moths - that want to feed in their territory. They use aerial flights and intimidating displays to defend their territories.

NEST: cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers woven together and green moss on the outside for camouflage in a protected location in a shrub, bush or tree.

EGGS: 2 white eggs.

INCUBATION: 16 to 17 days, female only.

Eastern and Southern Mexico south through Central America, Costa Rica, Western and Central Panama, Northern Coast of South America from extreme Northeastern Colombia through Northernmost Venezuela, upper Cauca River Valley of Southwestern Colombia, and on the coastal slope of Southwestern Ecuador and extreme Northwestern Peru.

The Green-Breasted Mango was previously known as Prevost's Mango.


Green-breasted Mango Infographic




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