Green-breasted Mango: Medium-sized hummingbird, glittering green overall with decurved, black bill, and purple chin. The slightly notched brown-purple tail has two bronze-green central tail feathers. Feeds on nectar and insects. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats.
Range and Habitat
Green-breasted Mango: Local vagrant to southeastern Texas; common in Mexico. Prefers open areas with a few trees, shrubs, plantations, and gardens.
The Green-breasted Mango has a large range, estimated globally at 680,000 square kilometers. Native to the Americas, this bird prefers forest, savanna, and shrubland ecosystems, though it has been known to live on pastureland, plantation, rural gardens, degraded former forests, and even in urban areas. The global population of the bird has not been fully estimated but is not believed to meet the thresholds for inclusion on the IUCN Red List. Because of this, the current evaluation status of the Green-breasted Mango is Least Concern.
The scientific name of the Green-breasted Mango commemorates the French naturalist Florent Prévost.
Young birds are responsible for the majority of occurrences in the United States. The first Green-breasted Mango documented north of Mexico was photographed in coastal Texas in September 1988.
A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", "glittering", "hover", "shimmer", and "tune” of hummingbirds.