Green-breasted Mango
Anthracothorax prevostii
The Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii) occurs throughout a large area of the lowlands of Mexico and Central America. In January, 1992, an immature or female Green-breasted Mango showed up at a feeder in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., Texas. This record established the first for The United States. The two shots here are images of that first U.S. record. Since that time, about a dozen additional records of this species have been accepted for Texas. The photos shown here were "record shots" taken under difficult circumstances through a plate glass window, so the photo quality is not what I would have preferred, but they served to document the occurrence. These images were shot with a Canon T90 body and a ED Canon 400mm F/4.5 lens with a flash on 400 speed film.