Cozumel Emerald

Cozumel Emerald

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The Cozumel Emerald is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Cozumel Emerald (Chlorostilbon forficatus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found only in Mexico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and subtropical or tropical moist shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Chlorostilbon forficatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007. More

Cozumel Emerald -Chlorostilbon forficatus I have photographed 18 of the 24 or so endemics here on the Island (Cozumel) while on assignment for the iLCP Yucatan RAVE. The rest are very rare and difficult. I am actually trying to get home in the next few days as the mosquitos have sucked me dry, plus I am ready to be done. More

Cozumel Emerald Chlorostilbon forficatus = Described by: Ridgway (1885) Alternate common name(s): None known by website authors Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range E. Mexico on islands off the coast of the Yucatan; Restricted range; Cozumel Is. and rarely Is. Mujeres. More

* Cozumel Emerald - Chlorostilbon forficatus * Cozumel Thrasher Cozumel Thrasher - Toxostoma guttatum The Cozumel Thrasher (Cuitlacoche de Cozumel) is perhaps the most critically endangered bird in Mexico. The last credible sighting was in July 2004 with possible sightings in 2007. If you have information about any recent sightings of this bird, please contact Robert L. More

Part of the hummingbird family, the Cozumel Emerald is endemic to the island, where it enjoy its preferred subtropical habitat. The Cozumel Thrasher is one of the most sought after birds among enthusiasts visiting Cozumel each year. This bird is considered to be highly endangered and many fear may already be extinct. The Cozumel Thrasher features brown on its upper body and white on the lower body with black streaks. A long black bill is set on a grey face. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Chlorostilbon
Species : forficatus
Authority : Ridgway, 1885