Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) - HBW 5, p. 558

French: Mango de Prévost German: Grünbrust-Mangokolibri Spanish: Mango Pechiverde
Other common names: Green-breasted Hummingbird; Prévost’s Mango (prevostii); Ecuadorian Mango (iridescens)

Taxonomy: Trochilus prevostii Lesson, 1832, Veracruz, Mexico.
Forms superspecies with A. nigricollis and A. veraguensis, and probably also A. viridigula. Very closely related to A. nigricollis, and occasionally regarded as conspecific, the two evidently replacing each other geographically, with at most very local sympatry in N Venezuela, SW Colombia and perhaps elsewhere. Often considered conspecific with A. veraguensis. Race iridescens has alternatively been treated as a race of A. nigricollis, or a full species. Proposed race nigrilineatus of Bay Is (Honduras) now held to be inseparable from g.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Trochilus prevostii Lesson, 1832, Veracruz, Mexico.
Forms superspecies with A. nigricollis and A. veraguensis, and probably also A. viridigula. Very closely related to A. nigricollis, and occasionally regarded as conspecific, the two evidently replacing each other geographically, with at most very local sympatry in N Venezuela, SW Colombia and perhaps elsewhere. Often considered conspecific with A. veraguensis. Race iridescens has alternatively been treated as a race of A. nigricollis, or a full species. Proposed race nigrilineatus of Bay Is (Honduras) now held to be inseparable from gracilirostris; proposed pinchoti of San Andrés I generally regarded as inseparable from hendersoni. Five subspecies currently recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • prevostii (Lesson, 1832) - E & S Mexico S to Guatemala, Belize and (possibly migrants) El Salvador.
  • gracilirostris Ridgway, 1910 - El Salvador and Honduras S to C Costa Rica.
  • hendersoni (Cory, 1887) - San Andrés I and Providencia I in W Caribbean.

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  • prevostii (Lesson, 1832) - E & S Mexico S to Guatemala, Belize and (possibly migrants) El Salvador.
  • gracilirostris Ridgway, 1910 - El Salvador and Honduras S to C Costa Rica.
  • hendersoni (Cory, 1887) - San Andrés I and Providencia I in W Caribbean.
  • viridicordatus Cory, 1913 - extreme NE Colombia (Guajira Peninsula) and coastal slope of N Venezuela.
  • iridescens (Gould, 1861) - arid upper Cauca Valley (W Colombia), and coastal slope of SW Ecuador and extreme NW Peru.
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