Black-throated Mango Anthracothorax nigricollis

Brazilian name: beija-flor-de-veste-preta 
Colombian name: Mango Pechinegro
Male Black-throated Mango, Serra Bonita, Camacan, Bahia, Brazil, November 2008 - click for larger image Brazil and Colombia

The Black-throated Mango is distributed from Panama through most of northern and central South America from Colombia to Peru and east of the Andes as far south as southern Brazil and north-eastern Argentina.

It likes open areas with scattered trees and bushes where it is normally seen fairly high up in the vegetation.

The main feature of the male, seen in photos 1 and 2, is the black breast and belly surrounded by iridescent blue-green. The black bill is slightly decurved and the tail is mainly deep chestnut with dark blue edges.

Black-throated Mango, Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil, November 2006 - click for larger image The female (photos 3 and 4) is significantly different in having a black central stripe from the throat to the belly which is bordered by a broad white band.

There are recordings on xeno-canto, a distribution map from NatureServe and additional information available via Avibase. There is also a page on Wikiaves.
Female Black-throated Mango, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

Female Black-throated Mango, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

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