Green-throated carib

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Green-throated carib
File:Green throated carib shs.jpg
in Barbados
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Eulampis
Species: E. holosericeus
Binomial name
Eulampis holosericeus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
File:Eulampis holosericeus map.svg

The green-throated carib (Eulampis holosericeus) is a species of hummingbird found throughout the Caribbean region.

It is found in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, north-east Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Eustatius, the British Virgin Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Habitat

Its natural habitat is forests and open spaces.

Description

Adult females have some feathers orange to light green below the peak, while adult males have light green in greater proportion. Also the tail in adult females is dark red-brown with tips ending in white, the tail of the male is dark blue. Both females and males have an intense blue band on the chest, belly of both are dark green-blue . The back of both is green with golden tones .

References

  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Eulampis holosericeus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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