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 lower {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  
   

Male in flight.

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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