Photo Mark Eising.
One of two hummingbird species that
occurs regularly on the island, and the most common and widespread
of the two. You’ll undoubtedly see a few individuals of
this species around your resort, frequenting blooming ornamental
plantings. A good, close look will reveal a green that is brilliant,
almost metallic. Males are all green with a rather short, dark
blue tail that often appears black. Females and immatures have
green backs and whitish underparts.
Watch a (very short) video clip of a Blue-tailed Emerald on Aruba.