Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Green-tailed Emerald (Chlorostilbon alice) - HBW 5, p. 576

French: Émeraude alice German: Grünschwanz-Smaragdkolibri Spanish: Esmeralda Coliverde

Taxonomy: Trochilus Alice Bourcier and Mulsant, 1848, Caracas.
Possibly forms a superspecies with C. stenurus and C. poortmani. C. stenurus ignotus has been considered synonymous with present species. Probably includes C. micans, with all of plumage rich reddish-golden, known only from type specimen of unknown origin. “Ptochoptera iolaima”, known from a specimen taken at Ypanema, São Paulo (Brazil), is probably a hybrid between present species and C. poortmani. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mountainous regions of N Venezuela, from Falcón (Sierra de San Luis) S to Lara and Trujillo, and E to Sucre and N Monagas.

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