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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Chlorostilbon
Higher classification  Trochilinae
Order  Apodiformes
Family  Trochilidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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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.


Choco endemic western emerald chlorostilbon melanorhynchus mistrato choc natural region


  • Blue-tailed emerald (Chlorostilbon mellisugus)
  • Canivet's emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus) canivetii)
  • Salvin's emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus/canivetii) salvini)
  • Golden-crowned emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus/canivetii) auriceps)
  • Cozumel emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus/canivetii) forficatus)
  • Garden emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus) assimilis)
  • Red-billed emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus) gibsoni)
  • Western (or West Andean) emerald (Chlorostilbon (mellisugus/gibsoni) melanorhynchus)
  • Chiribiquete emerald (Chlorostilbon olivaresi)
  • Glittering-bellied emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus; formerly C. aureoventris)
  • Cuban emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii)
  • Brace's emerald (Chlorostilbon bracei) - extinct
  • Hispaniolan emerald (Chlorostilbon swainsonii)
  • Puerto Rican emerald (Chlorostilbon maugaeus)
  • Coppery emerald (Chlorostilbon russatus)
  • Narrow-tailed emerald (Chlorostilbon stenurus)
  • Green-tailed emerald (Chlorostilbon alice)
  • Short-tailed emerald (Chlorostilbon poortmani)
  • Gould's (or Caribbean) emerald (Chlorostilbon elegans) - extinct
  • References

    Chlorostilbon Wikipedia