Hummingbirds in Kabalebo #2
Here is an update of the hummingbirds I've seen (so far) in Kabalebo.
A couple of months ago I've written about the hummingbirds I managed to photograph in Kabalebo. After that I met 2 more of these gems of the rainforest near the lodge and they were willingly posing in front of the camera. But before introducing these members to you, here is a recap of the other hummers of Kabalebo:
Smallest member of the hummer family: Amethyst Woodstar (Calliphlox amethystina). Due to its size it can easily be mistaken for a bumble bee, making it also into a rare hummer.
Reddish Hermit (Phaethornis ruber). Smallest resident of Kabalebo seen on a daily basis attracted by the flowers seen near the lodge and also an inside little forest bird.
Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata) seen every day at the feeders or on the monkey brush vines. A resident that feels right at home.
Green-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia viridigaster). A regular visitor of the resort, one that you can expect every year between February and May since 2013.
White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus). Also a resident that is attracted by the small blossoming flowers seen growing at the forest edge.
Rufous-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis sapphirina). A resident of the river edge, seen quite often resting on monkey brush vines.
Green-tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus theresiae). An irregular visitor on both feeders and flowers.
Long-tailed Hermit (Phaethornis superciliosus). Feels right at home inside the forest or near the lodge. Flowers and feeders are the places to be for this hermit.
Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsuta). A resident of the lodge and also inside the forest.
Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis). Females are the residents of the lodge, they feel right at home with all the flowers and feeders. The male on the other hand just discovered the lodge and is nowadays also a regular visitor on the feeders. The only ones who will chase him away are the female Mango's.
Black-eared Fairy (Heliothryx aurita), an inside forest bird. Feels right at home between the dense vegetation.
Grey-breasted Sabrewing (Campylopterus largipennis) is the second largest hummingbird in Kabalebo. Widespread and common, seen every day on the feeders or flowers.
Crimson Topaz (Topaza pella), the largest and mesmerizing hummingbird of Kabalebo. An aggressive and territorial hummer, one that you see close to the water (river)
And here are 2 more to add to the hummingbirds list of Kabalebo:
White-chested Emerald (Amazilia chionopectus), a resident of the forest edge being attracted by small flowers. I took this shot behind the staff houses, it wasn't aware that I was nearby.
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) seen here resting on a monkey brush vine. Several times we saw the White-necked Jacobin but he was always a step ahead. This time he finally gave permission to take a picture of him.
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