Reddish Hermit - nest observation
About 2 months ago, I wrote about the second smallest hummingbird, I've seen in Kabalebo: the Reddish Hermit.
In this post I would like to share about their nesting.
- August 24, 2014: during a hike in the Beechcrafttrail, one of our guides discovered a hummingbird's nest. After being informed, I went to see it for myself. after 20 minutes - slow pace - walk I also found it. Well hidden behind a prickly palm, made at the inside of a leaf. The nest was, as it seems to be, made out of cobwebs, moss and dead grass. Two tiny white eggs were inside. The female was sitting outside her nest, resting.
- August 25, 2014: this time when I arrived, I found her sitting in her nest. She was facing the leaf with her head tilted to her back.
- August 27, 2014: when I arrived, the female was outside her nest. I had a quick look inside her nest: 1 egg had hatched, the second didn't.
Next week, I'll let you know how the nesting period ended. Enjoy!
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