Plain-bellied Emerald (Agyrtria leucogaster) - HBW 5, p. 597
French: Ariane vert-doré
Spanish: Amazilia Ventriblanca
Taxonomy: Trochilus leucogaster J. F. Gmelin, 1788, Cayenne.
Genus usually merged into Amazilia. Race bahiae initially described based erroneously on characters of nominate birds; its validity has thus been questioned by later taxonomists. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- leucogaster (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - E Venezuela, the Guianas and NE Brazil.
- bahiae Hartert, 1899 - E Brazil from Pernambuco to Bahia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird on a branch, defecating, looking around and then flying away. Locality Engenho Cachoeira Linda, Barreiros, Pernambuco State, Brazil (ssp bahiae)
Josep del Hoyo 15 October 2008 3 years ago 23 sec 3.3
Feeding on a bromelia. Locality Alagoas State, Brazil (ssp bahiae )
Yoel Jimenez 27 November 2006 3 years ago 4 sec 3
Brief view of a bird in a tree, repeated at slow motion. Locality Caucaia, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp bahiae)
Josep del Hoyo 30 September 2008 4 years ago 24 sec 3
Bird with bill open showing pink lower mandible with dark tip
Locality Tamandaré, Pernambuco State, Brazil (ssp bahiae)
Arthur Grosset 22 October 2008 3 years ago 4
Adult - Perched
Locality Mana, French Guiana
Patrick Ingremeau 22 December 2008 2 years ago 3.4
A bird in a tree.
Locality Caucaia, Ceará State, Brazil (ssp bahiae)
Josep del Hoyo 30 September 2008 4 years ago 2.5
Ventral view of perched bird with tail spread
Locality Guyana (ssp leucogaster)
Mikko Pyhälä 29 May 2010 3 years ago 1.8
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