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Western Emerald

Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus

Description:

The Western Emerald (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. Alternatively, it has been considered as a subspecies of either the Blue-tailed Emerald, C. mellisugus, or the Red-billed Emerald, C. gibsoni. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Luckily, this "emerald" established its habitat in the Venezuelan Andes.

Habitat:

Mérida, Venezuela

Notes:

In Venezuela, Hummingbirds are called "Tucusitos". Their ecological importance as reproductive agents for flowering plants in the tropical forests is notorious. These little birds visit the colorful flowers and, while they drink their nectar, pollen sticks to their bills and then transfer it to other flowers of the same species, helping the plants in their reproduction.

1 Species ID Suggestions

YucefMerhi
YucefMerhi 9 years ago
Western Emerald
Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus


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5 Comments

YucefMerhi
YucefMerhi 9 years ago

Thanks Hayde, Anjali!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 9 years ago

Good one..

hayde
hayde 9 years ago

Beautiful colors and textures. Love it!

YucefMerhi
YucefMerhi 9 years ago

Thank you, Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

very sharp clicks

YucefMerhi
Spotted by
YucefMerhi

Mérida, Estado Mérida, Venezuela

Spotted on Feb 12, 2008
Submitted on Dec 1, 2011

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