Since 2013 I am anxiously waiting for this fellow to pay us a visit: the Green-bellied Hummingbird. He pays us a visit between February and May every year since 2013. And for this year he officially arrived at Kabalebo on March 14, 2015.
Some call him the Green-bellied Hummingbird, as seen in the picture below I can understand why.
Some call him the Copper-tailed Hummingbird, the color is seen very clearly in the picture below.
But one thing is certain, it is a rare hummingbird for Suriname and since I only see him between February and May he is probably also a migrant hummingbird.
The first weeks he is usually spotted near the Kabalebo river. Then slowly he starts to visit the hummingbird feeders and the blossoming flowers of the monkey brush vine and kwasi bita close to the lodge.
So for the next months I am challenged by this tiny fellow to 'immortalize' him. You always go for the ultimate picture. It is surely not easy to photograph him. He is smaller than the Fork-tailed Woodnymph (10 cm). He never sits still and he doesn't make any sound like 'calls' or with wingbeats. He approaches his food source in silence.