Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon aureoventris) - HBW 5, p. 575
French: Émeraude splendide
Spanish: Esmeralda Ventridorada
Other common names: Pucheran’s Emerald (pucherani)
Taxonomy: Ornismya aureo-ventris d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye, 1838, Rio de Janeiro.
Name “C. lucidus”, sometimes used for present species, is probably unidentifiable, but, if a synonym, must be regarded as a forgotten name. Race pucherani has been considered by some to be approaching the species threshold. Race igneus doubtfully separable from nominate. “H. pyropygia” is probably a hybrid of present species and Hylocharis cyanus. Four subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- pucherani (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1848) - E Brazil (Maranhão and Ceará S to Paraná).
- aureoventris (d’Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838) - Bolivia, Paraguay and WC Brazil (Mato Grosso).
- igneus Gould, 1861 - NW Argentina (Jujuy and Chaco S to Mendoza and San Luis).
- berlepschi Pinto, 1938 - S Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay to NE Argentina (Misiones, Entre Rios, Corrientes, Buenos Aires).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A lateral view of a perched female Locality Emas National Park, Goiás State, Brazil (ssp pucherani)
Josep del Hoyo 11 January 2005 5 years ago 34 sec 4.7
A male on a branch, looking around and flying away Locality Palmeiras, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, Brazil (ssp pucherani)
Josep del Hoyo 16 January 2005 5 years ago 29 sec 4.6
A bird perched on a barbwire Locality Fazenda São Nicolau, São José da Boa Vista, Paraná State, Brazil
Edson Rosa 6 January 2013 23 weeks ago 25 sec 4.3
A male perched and flying away Locality Linhares Biological Reserve, Espirito Santo State, Brazil (ssp pucherani)
Josep del Hoyo 23 January 2005 5 years ago 6 sec 4.3
A moulting male on branches. Locality Chapada do Araripe, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp pucherani)
Josep del Hoyo 4 October 2008 3 years ago 32 sec 3.7
Male perched on tree in dune vegetation area. Locality Praia Mansa, Punta del Este, Maldonado Department, Uruguay
Antonio Silveira 14 December 2012 24 weeks ago 19 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 26 photos
Locality Jardín de Picaflores, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp lucidus)
Horacio Luna 1 year ago 4.6
Female Glittering-bellied Emerald
Locality Bahia State, Brazil
Stephen John Jones 12 January 2010 2 years ago 4.6
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 3 March 2010 3 years ago 4
Near the feeder.
Locality Monte Verde, Camanducaia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil
Carlos Henrique 31 August 2008 3 years ago 4
A female, maybe changing feathers.
Locality San Miguel del Monte (Monte), Buenos Aires Province, Argentina (ssp berlepschi)
Hernán Tolosa 18 February 2009 4 years ago 4
An individual in a branch. Cidade de Pedra/City from Stone.
Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp aureoventris)
Tatiana Colombo 1 April 2006 4 years ago 4