Esmeralda Piquiroja/Red-billed Emerald/Chlorostilbon gibsoni

chlorostilbon gibsoni
Foto: Mauricio Ossa

Nombre en español: Esmeralda Piquiroja

Nombre cientifico: Chlorostilbon gibsoni

Nombre en ingles: Red-billed Emerald

Familia: Trochilidae

Canto: Oswaldo Cortes
Foto: Diego Emerson Torres

El esmeralda pico rojo (Chlorostilbon gibsoni) es una especie de ave en la familia Trochilidae. Anteriormente era considerada parte de la especie Chlorostilbon mellisugus.

Distribución y hábitat

Se lo encuentra en Colombia y Venezuela. Sus hábitats naturales son los bosques secos subtropicales o tropicales, zonas arbustivas y zonas de bosque muy degradado.

Foto: Kristian Daza

Red-billed emerald

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.

Foto: Rodrigo Gaviria

Although sometimes considered a subspecies of the Blue-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus), the Red-billed Emerald is often regarded as its own species. Males differ in appearance from the Blue-tailed Emerald by having a mostly red lower bill, but females look almost identical to female Blue-tailed Emeralds in the field. Males and females can sometimes be told from other hummingbirds in this genus by their stone bluish black tails. Red-billed Emerald inhabit dry, shrubby regions including woodlands, partially open areas, parks, gardens, and desert scrub. They feed on nectar at low, scattered flowers and often select short tubular flowers that are more commonly visited by insects than other hummingbirds.

Chlorostilbon gibsoni

Fuentes: Wikipedia/eBird/xeno-canto/Neotropical Birds

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