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Chlorostilbon assimilisLawrence, 1861
Common Name: Garden emerald, Esmeralda jardinera

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
ChordataAvesApodiformesTrochilidaeChlorostilbonassimilis
Habitat
Can be encountered in open areas, gardens, clearings and edge of woodlands.
Distribution
The species has been reported from Southwestern Costa Rica and Panama.
Characteristics
This species has a total length of 7.62 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). Its beak is small (1.27 cm), straight and black. The male is entirely green with a tail blue-black with a fork shape. The female has a different coloration pattern with green above, a dusky mask and white streak behind the eye. The below part of the female is gray with some green on the sides. Also, its tail is also blue-black, but is not forked and we can distinguish a pale gray coloration on the tip of the outer feathers.
This species usually feed on flowers close to the ground but will also climb in trees when they are flowering.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByGeorge Angehr
Museum ReferencesFMNH
LocalityCricamola
CommentsConservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC)
Compiled by
Lexi Weintraub; Zoe Joly-Lopez
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Reference
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org.

Ridgely, R. S. and Gwynne, J. A. Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. Page: 212.
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