Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hummingbirds :: Glittering-throated Emerald

Glittering-throated Emerald Polyerata fimbriata

Described by: Gmelin, J. F. (1788)
Alternate common name(s): Blue-spotted Hummingbird, Tachira Emerald
Old scientific name(s): Amazilia distans, Amazilia fimbriata


Matoury, French Guiana - Jul 14, 2002 © Pascal Dubois  Brazil - Date unknown © Arthur Grosset  Brazil - Date unknown © Arthur Grosset  Brazil - Date unknown © Arthur Grosset  Near Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil - Aug 16, 2007 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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N. and c. tropical South America;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Ex. ne. Colombia, nw. and n. Venezuela.
(2) Ne. Venezuela from the Delta Amacuro to Guyana, Surinam, Guiana and e. Brazil n. of the Amazon.
(3) Colombia e. of the Andes.
(4) Se. Colombia and e. Ecuador.
(5) Ne. Peru.
(6) E. Bolivia and c. Brazil s. of the Amazon.
(7) Coasta se. Brazil from Bahia (Chapada Diamantina) and Espirito Santo to Rio Grande do Sul.
The Tachira Emerald has a very limited range in sw. Venezuela at 300m in Tachira.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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