The black-throated mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis) is a mainly South American hummingbird species.

The male has glossy bright green upperparts. His throat and chest are matt black, bordered with blue-green. The flanks are bright green, and the black of the chest tapers onto the belly.

The female black-throated mango has bronze-green upperparts and white underparts with a black central stripe. Immature birds show some grey or buff feather tips on the head and wings, and have brown around the eyes.

The food of this species is nectar, often taken from the flowers of large trees. This hummingbird is also notably insectivorous, often hovering in open areas to catch flying insects.

 

Female Black-throated Mango Hummingbird visiting a Banana Blossom. 
(Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

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