Red-billed emerald

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Red-billed emerald
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chlorostilbon
Species: C. gibsoni
Binomial name
Chlorostilbon gibsoni
Fraser, 1840
Chlorostilbon gibsoni map.svg

Chlorostilbon mellisugus gibsoni

The red-billed emerald (Chlorostilbon gibsoni) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. Formerly it was considered as part of the species C. mellisugus, blue-tailed emerald. As considered here, it does not include C. melanorhynchus, (western emerald), of west Colombia and Ecuador, which is sometimes considered conspecific.

It is found in Colombia and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.