Seeing Green-throated Mountain-gem in Guatemala
with CAYAYA BIRDING

Green-throated Mountain-gem in Guatemala
A male Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens in the highlands of Guatemala.

Highland hummingbirds of the genus Lampornis range from the southern Unites States to southern Central America. The Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens lives in highlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Green-throated Mountain-gem habitat in Guatemala
Mid-elevation cloud forest, habitat of Green-throated Mountain-gem in the highlands of Guatemala.

In Guatemala, Green-throated Mountain-gem is common in mid-elevation cloud forests at 1000 to 2500 m (3300-8200 ft), but occurs also in semi-humid pine-oak forest.

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Photographs of Green-throated Mountain-gem seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala

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Green-throated Mountain-gem male
A male Green-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis viridipallens in a cloud forest in the Guatemalan highlands.

Contributions by Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING to the knowledge about Green-throated Mountain-gem

  • Eisermann, K., C. Avendaño & P. Tanimoto (2013). Birds of the Cerro El Amay Important Bird Area, Quiché, Guatemala. Cotinga 35: 81-93.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Guatemala. Pp. 235-242 In: C. Devenish, D. F. Diaz Fernández, R. P. Clay, I. Davidson & I. Y. Zabala (eds.) Important Bird Areas Americas, priority sites for biodiversity conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series 16. Birdlife International, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Conservation priority-setting in Guatemala through the identification of Important Bird Areas. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference, Tundra to Tropics: 315-327.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Eisermann, K. & U. Schulz (2005) Birds of a high-altitude cloud forest in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Revista de Biología Tropical 53: 577-594.
  • More about our bird research in Guatemala.

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