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 6 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 6 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 48 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 4 years ago 32 sec 3.7
Female making nest in the forest. The nest was destroyed days later by heavy rains. Locality Itapecerica da Serra, São Paulo State, Brazil
Antonio Silveira 4 December 1994 1 year ago 30 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 30 photos
Female Glittering-bellied Emerald
Locality Bahia State, Brazil
Stephen John Jones 12 January 2010 3 years ago 4.6
Locality Jardín de Picaflores, Puerto Iguazú, Misiones Province, Argentina (ssp lucidus)
Horacio Luna 2 years ago 4.6
An individual in a branch. Cidade de Pedra/City from Stone.
Locality Chapada dos Guimaraes, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (ssp aureoventris)
Tatiana Colombo Rubio 1 April 2006 4 years ago 4.3
Locality Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Santiago Meligeni Lozano 3 March 2010 3 years ago 4.2
Locality Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Silvia Vitale 20 September 2008 4 years ago 4.2
Locality Viçosa, Minas Gerais State, Brazil (ssp pucherani)
Marinês Eiterer 23 weeks ago 4