Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii gracilirostris)
25 January 2009, Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica
These large, dark hummingbirds were fairly common at the feeders. They
prefer open areas with scattered large trees. They range north to Mexico
and vagrants have been recorded in Texas.
Here you can see the purple-bronze tinge to the central tail-feathers but
notice the mostly hidden purple-magenta outer tail-feathers which are
tipped with black.
This is another bird I think is misnamed. The males have a blue-black
breast patch, not green.
This species was formerly lumped with Veraguan Mango (Anthracothorax
veraguensis) of Panama.
Panasonic Lumix LZ5 / Nikon FieldScope 3 / 30X WA hand-held (no adapter)