Western emerald

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Western emerald
Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus (male) -NW Eduador-8.jpg
Male in NW Eduador
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chlorostilbon
Species: C. melanorhynchus
Binomial name
Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus
Gould, 1860

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.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Western emerald

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