Mating season means meeting both male and female hummingbirds.
The females Black-throated Mango's are well known near the resort. They are frequent visitors of the flowers and the feeders and they also are not afraid for other hummers and other birds. During breeding season they usually chose to nest where they feel secure and where they don't have to fight to find food.
But unlike the female, the male is a bit shy to appear often out in the open. So I usually grab my chance during the mating season, the period where the male tries his best to stand out (in the open)
He is usually found near flowers and claims these branches as his own property. While he is also enjoying the nectar he patiently waits for a female to pass by.
Sometimes while he waits for his potential partner you can find this male stretching his wings, only to stay flexible and awake. Meanwhile she is just taking full advantage of his generosity.
The female Black-throated Mango has a white belly with a black line in the middle. The male has a more exotic appearance; throat and belly are fully covered in black with a bluish outer line (giving them the name Black-throated Mango)
When the mating is successful, the male patiently awaits for his next 'target' while the soon-to-be-mother will start building a nest, lay her eggs, incubates and afterwards will take care of her hatchlings ... all by herself.
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