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Short-tailed Emerald

Chlorostilbon poortmani

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Small, compact hummingbird found in extreme western Venezuela and central Colombia. Male is entirely glittering emerald with a dark tail. Female is greenish above with a grayer throat, a dark cheek, and a thin white eyeline. Occurs in various wooded habitats and edges, often feeding at flower patches at low or middle levels. Typically found at lower elevations than the very similar Narrow-tailed Emerald.

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