SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazilia versicolor
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.