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Chlorostilbon poortmani (Short-tailed Emerald)

Wikipedia Abstract

The short-tailed emerald (Chlorostilbon poortmani) is a species of hummingbird found in the Andes of Colombia and Venezuela. It has also been called Poortman's emerald hummingbird.The binomial name was given by Jules Bourcier (1797–1873), a French naturalist and expert on hummingbirds.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.58418
EDGE Score: 1.52261


Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore
Diet - Invertibrates [1]  10 %
Diet - Nectar [1]  90 %
Forages - Canopy [1]  10 %
Forages - Mid-High [1]  20 %
Forages - Understory [1]  70 %
Clutch Size [3]  2
Incubation [2]  15 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cordillera Oriental montane forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Venezuelan Andes montane forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bosques Secos del Valle del Río Chicamocha Colombia A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional El Tamá Venezuela A1, A2, A3, A4ii
Parque Nacional Páramos Batallón y La Negra Venezuela A1, A2, A3
Reserva Biológica Cachalú Colombia A1, A2
Soatá Colombia A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
2del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
3Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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