Blue-tailed Emerald
Chlorostilbon mellisugus

Photo Mark Eising.

 

One of two hummingbird species that occurs regularly on the island, and the most common and widespread of the two. You’ll undoubtedly see a few individuals of this species around your resort, frequenting blooming ornamental plantings. A good, close look will reveal a green that is brilliant, almost metallic. Males are all green with a rather short, dark blue tail that often appears black. Females and immatures have green backs and whitish underparts.

 

Blue-tailed Emerald