The Fork-tailed Woodnymph is a resident of Kabalebo; one that doesn't like to show off his true colors to the outside world.
The Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata) has been seen quite often near the feeders and flowers. He is a territorial little hummer too as he defends on a daily basis the feeders that he claimed as his own property. Most of the time when it is spotted most people only see a dark hummer and some even claim to have seen a black hummingbird. As we all know, the male hummers are the ones with all the beautiful colors, nature has to offer. The Fork-tailed Woodnymph is also one of the blessed ones, but one that doesn't like to show it off to everyone.
Here I have spotted a male Fork-tailed Woodnymph while resting on a Monkey brush vine. As he was resting in the shadows of the vine you barely can see the true colors. But when he was changing his angle so did his color.
In the first two pictures you can see a darker display, but the moment he turns his head you can clearly see how fast he brightens up too.
Standing in the shadow doesn't do him any justice, he needs the sun also to display his true colors.
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