Bird GuideHummingbirdsGreen-breasted Mango
Green-breasted Mango
Anthracothorax prevostii

At a Glance

Mangos are rather large hummingbirds with slightly curved bills, living around forest edges and clearings in tropical lowlands. This species is widespread in the American tropics and ranges as far north as northeastern Mexico. It has strayed north into Texas at least 20 times, with scattered records elsewhere, as far east as Georgia and as far north as Wisconsin.
Low Concern
Shrublands, Savannas, and Thickets, Urban and Suburban Habitats
Hovering, Rapid Wingbeats

Range & Identification


4.5-5" (11-12 cm). A big, dark hummingbird, with curved bill and reddish purple tail. Adult male has all-green body; female white below with smeary dark central stripe, white spots on tail tip. Immature like female but with some cinnamon color at sides of throat.
About the size of a Sparrow
Wing Shape
Narrow, Short
Tail Shape
Rounded, Square-tipped

Songs and Calls

High-pitched “tsup” call, buzzy multisyllabic song.

Climate Vulnerability

Conservation Status