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Species Spotlight: Black-Throated Mango Hummingbird

Black-throated Mango

The black-throated mango hummingbird is found in the tropics of South America from Panama to northeast Argentina.

Where does the name “hummingbird” come from?

Hummingbirds move their wings so quickly that they make a humming sound.

What is the black-throated mango’s habitat-type?

It is mostly found in open vegetation with few trees and bushes in many different humid and dry habitats.

 

Why do hummingbirds have such long beaks?

Their long and tapered beaks are adapted for extracting nectar from long tubular flowers.

 

 

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