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Mangos and origins
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- From: "William McDavit" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2000 18:19:21 -0500
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Briefly, according to "Handbook of the Birds of the World", Vol.5, there are
7 different kinds of mangos.
Of the Green-breasted Mango there are 5 sub-species. It's my
understanding this is Anthracothorax prevostii and its range is E. and S.
Mexico south to Guatemala, Belize and possibly a migrant to El Salvador.
The other SUB-SPECIES are one in only some central Amer.countries; one in a
couple of islands in the W. Caribbean ; and two in different countries in
No. So. America.
Here are the names of the other Mango SPECIES. They are in So. Amer. or
Central Amer. or Caribbean Islands also.
In Spanish "ours" is called Mango Pechiverde. In English it is also known
as Green-breasted hummingbird; Prevost's Mango; and Ecuadorian Mango, but
this is one of the sub-species (iridescens).
There appear to be a great many names for different groups of hummingbirds
in Spanish just as in English. My favorite name is the Portuguese name used
in Brazil where my daughter lives: BEIJA-FLORA (pronounced Bayzha-Flora)
meaning FLOWER KISSER.
Mary McDavit, Sunset Beach, proud to have seen the Mango Pechiverde.