|Canivet's Emerald Chlorostilbon canivetii
(aka Blue-tailed Emerald, Chlorostilbon mellisugus canivetii)
Canivet's Emerald is distributed from south-east Mexico to Costa Rica. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in drier areas including agricultural land and gardens.
Traditionally it has been treated as a sub-species of Blue-tailed Emerald, C. mellisugus, but this whole complex was revised by F. G. Stiles in 1996 and the HBW and Birdlife International Checklist splits the large C. mellisugus complex into 6 species.
|The male, seen here in photo 1, differs significantly from the female in photo 2. The female has pale grey underparts, a black bill and a black band across the ear-coverts.|
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