Green-throated carib

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Green-throated carib
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in Barbados
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Eulampis
Species: E. holosericeus
Binomial name
Eulampis holosericeus
Eulampis holosericeus map.svg

Trochilus holosericeus Linnaeus, 1758

The green-throated carib (Eulampis holosericeus) is a species of hummingbird in the genus Eulampis, which contains one other species. It has two subspecies, holosericeus and chlorolaemus, the former occurring in Puerto Rico and the latter in Grenada.

Distribution & habitat[edit]

It is found in the Caribbean islands and Lesser Antilles, locations including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Its natural habitat is semi-deciduous forests and rainforests. It will also occupy open spaces such as parks and cultivated fields.[2]


The green-throated carib is a large hummingbird. Adult females have some feathers orange to light green below the peak, while adult males have light green in greater proportion. Also the tail in adult females is dark red-brown with tips ending in white, the tail of the male is dark blue. Both females and males have an intense blue band on the chest, belly of both are dark green-blue. The back of both is green with golden tones.


Its vocalizations consist of a sharp "chup" or "tsip", which it repeats when alarmed It also produces nonvocal sounds with its wings.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Eulampis holosericeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Green-throated Carib (Eulampis holosericeus)". Handbook of the Birds of the World. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "Eulampis holosericeus". neotropical birds - cornell. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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