The Reddish Hermit is one of the smallest hummingbird I've met so far in Kabalebo. Silently he 'ambushes' a Fajalobi bush, enjoying the sweet nectar this flower produce. It can take a while before he decides to be at the right spot, 'cause if you decide to move around chances are he will fly away. But patience is always rewarded.
Nesting season has started for the hummingbirds; Black-eared Fairy.
Still visiting Kabalebo: the Green-bellied Hummingbird.
Here is an update of the hummingbirds I've seen (so far) in Kabalebo.
Nesting season for the hummers; today we take a look at the Rufous-breasted Hermit's nesting.
Another successful Black-throated Mango's nesting for this year.
Mating season means meeting both male and female hummingbirds.
It is the nesting season of the hummingbirds; today it is all about the Black-throated Mango.
The Fork-tailed Woodnymph is a resident of Kabalebo; one that doesn't like to show off his true colors to the outside world.
This little fellow is still flying around in Kabalebo: the Green-bellied Hummingbird.
This young Rufous-breasted Hermit will follow in its mothers' footsteps soon.
Here you can see how a young male Crimson Topaz will change into a mesmerizing young adult. Enjoy reading.
The Reddish Hermit, the second smallest hummingbird in Kabalebo, is a proud mother of 2. I witnessed the incubation/feeding period for the second time.
The Crimson Topaz (Topaza pella) is best known for his colorful appearance. And you'll see why.
Hummingbirds are known as the gem of the rainforest. Small colorful birds who can mesmerize their surrounding by their appearance. Here are some hummingbirds I managed to photograph in Kabalebo.
The Green-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia viridigaster) has finally arrived this year in Kabalebo! Welcome back little fellow!
Since the arrival of feeders near the lodge, I have seen some regular visitors among the hummingbirds. The Black-throated Mango, the female in particular, is one of them. In return for this extra treat, she gives me the chance to observe her during her nesting period … for the second time.
When you take a quick look at these pictures, you will think that they are related to each other…. pointy long beaks, shimmering colors and also small birds. But they are not related to each other; one is a hummingbird (Crimson Topaz) and the other is a Jacamar (Green-tailed Jacamar)
After being away for a month I knew I had a lot of catching up to do. By the look of the water level in the Kabalebo River it is clear that the rainy season has already started.
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.
The Black-throated Mango is one of the dominant and aggressive hummingbirds that I have met in Kabalebo. Meaning that they defend their territory with all their might and are not afraid to chase other birds, bigger than them, away.
I have seen many Black-throated Mango's nests near the lodge or area. But they were always built on top of a tree branch, higher than 4 meters. This time I was lucky to observe one nest in particular that was built on a lower level.
In this article it is all about the nesting complete with pictures. Enjoy!