Scientific name Chlorostilbon
Higher classification Trochilinae
|Lower classifications Glittering‑bellied emerald, Blue‑tailed emerald, Cuban emerald, Canivet's emerald, Puerto Rican emerald|
Near endemic red billed emerald chlorostilbon gibsoni reinita azul bird reserve eastern andes
Chlorostilbon is a genus of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae, known as emeralds (as are some hummingbirds in the genera Amazilia and Elvira). A single species, the blue-chinned sapphire is variously placed in the monotypic genus Chlorestes or in Chlorostilbon. The taxonomy of the C. mellisugus superspecies is highly complex and, depending on view, includes 1-8 species. All species in this genus have straight black or black-and-red bills. The males are overall iridescent green, golden-green or bluish-green, and in some species the tail and/or throat is blue. The females have whitish-grey underparts, tail-corners and post-ocular streak.
- Near endemic red billed emerald chlorostilbon gibsoni reinita azul bird reserve eastern andes
- Choco endemic western emerald chlorostilbon melanorhynchus mistrato choc natural region