|Common Name: Garden emerald, Esmeralda jardinera|
|Can be encountered in open areas, gardens, clearings and edge of woodlands.|
|The species has been reported from Southwestern Costa Rica and Panama. |
|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 By||George Angehr|
|Comments||Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC)|
|Lexi Weintraub; Zoe Joly-Lopez|
|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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