Versicolored Emerald

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazilia versicolor

Versicolored Emerald

The Versicolored Emerald is a species of hummingbird from central and eastern South America.

It is a common and familiar hummingbird occurring in many different habitats from forest edges to deserts and mangroves to urban areas.

It has a total length of 3 – 4 inches and weigh around 3 – 4 grams.

The relatively long, slightly decurved bill is black with flesh-colored (occasionally orange) base to the lower mandible. Tail is coppery-green with a dark subterminal band.

Upperparts and flanks are coppery-green. Central underparts and crissum (the undertail coverts surrounding the cloaca) are white.

The color of the throat, face-sides and crown varies greatly both individually and depending on subspecies.

Feed on nectar of flowering plants and on arthropods.

Occurs in a wide range of semi-open habitats with some trees; even in urban areas.

Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, and Argentina.


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