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Glittering-throated Emerald

Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata)

Length: 8–12cm (3.11–4.72")
Weight: 4–6g
Description: medium, straight bill with a rather black upper mandible and pinkish lower one; generally bronze-green towards golden back; shiny bronze-green head; glittering gold on the throat; small white patch behind eyes; blackish-brown primaries (flight feathers); glittering gold breast but white in lower breast and belly; bronze green flanks; lower abdomen white with brownish centre; blackish bronze tail with two centre bronze green rectrices, outer rectrices blue black; showing white with brownish centre, lower tail coverts; bronze-green flanks; and dull black legs and feet; female (♀): almost similar to the male, white bars on throat, and greenish grey tips on outer rectrices (tail feathers); and immature: more greyish brown than white on belly.
Habitat: cultivations, forest, forest boundary/edges, forest undergrowth/shrubbery, gallery forest, gardens, plantations, secondary forest, savannahs, and woodlands.
Range: Trinidad, Guianas, Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Peru.

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