Seeing Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem in Guatemala
with CAYAYA BIRDING
Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis amethystinus, formerly known as Amethyst-throated AHummingbird, lives in the highlands of Mexico and northern Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras). Extralimital records include documented observations in Texas, USA and in Quebec, Canada (Bryan & Floyd 2017, Denault et al. 2017).
In Guatemala, Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem occurs in forested areas mainly above 2000 m (6560 ft). It is one of the common hummingbirds in high-elevation cloud forests, pine-oak, and coniferous forests.
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