Western emerald

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Western emerald
Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus (male) -NW Eduador-8.jpg
Male in NW Eduador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chlorostilbon
C. melanorhynchus
Binomial name
Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus
Gould, 1860

The western emerald (Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. 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 forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

Western emerald