Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Chlorostilbon (7 species, 17 worldwide)


Red-billed Emerald
Red-billed Emerald (Chlorostilbon gibsoni gibsoni) Male
Juntas, Ibague, Tolima, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Red-billed Emerald
Red-billed Emerald (Chlorostilbon gibsoni nitens) Female
Los Flamencos Wildlife Sanctuary, Camarones, La Guajira, Colombia  
   

Only half of the bottom mandible of the male is red. Note all green vent vs. Shining-green Hummingbird.

Western Emerald
Western Emerald (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus) Male
Tandayapa Lodge, Ecuador  
   

Western Emerald
Western Emerald (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus) Female
La Romera, Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia  
   


Blue-tailed Emerald
Blue-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus) Male
Hato Aurora, Casanare, Colombia  
   

Blue-tailed Emerald
Blue-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus peruanus) Female
Villa Carmen, Pilcopata, Peru
  Note blue tail on female as well.
   


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Chiribiquete Emerald (Chlorostilbon olivaresi) ENDEMIC
   



Short-tailed Emerald
Short-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon poortmani poortmani) Male
Rogitama Biodiversidad, Arcabuco, Boyaca, Colombia  
   

Short-tailed Emerald
Short-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon poortmani) Female
Colombia  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.


Coppery Emerald
Coppery Emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus) Male
Santa Marta, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Coppery Emerald
Coppery Emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus) Female
Santa Marta, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Peter Hawrylyshyn   © All Rights Reserved.

Male and female have coppery (bronzy) color on back and especially tail, which is noticably different color from other emeralds.

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Narrow-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon stenurus)
   




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