Green mango

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For the fruit, see Mango.

Green mango
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Anthracothorax
Species: A. viridis
Binomial name
Anthracothorax viridis
(Audebert & Vieillot, 1801)

The green mango (Anthracothorax viridis) is a large species of hummingbird endemic to the main island of Puerto Rico. It is usually found in the mountainous regions of the island, often in coffee and other kind of plantations. They usually feed on the nectar found in Heliconia flowers.[3] Their feather coloration is mainly solid dark green with a dark blue and black tail, but solid purple-black birds are common. Females are less glossy, and they have very small white tips at the tail ends.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Anthracothorax viridis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Family Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) - Hand Book of the Birds of the World 5, p. 468
  3. ^ "Greg Lasley Nature Photography: Green Mango (Anthracothorax viridis)". Retrieved 2007-05-14.
  4. ^ "Hummingbirds of the Caribbean". Archived from the original on 2013-07-03. Retrieved 2007-05-14.