Cuban emerald

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Cuban emerald
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Chlorostilbon ricordii (female).jpg
male(above) and female.(below)
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chlorostilbon
Species: C. ricordii
Binomial name
Chlorostilbon ricordii
(Gervais, 1835)
Synonyms
  • Sporadinus ricordii

The Cuban emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in a wide range of semi-open habitats in Cuba and the Bahamas.

This bird is known locally as zun-zun, and can be observed to be feeding throughout the day, perching on a wire to rest.

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