The Green-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia viridigaster) has finally arrived this year in Kabalebo! Welcome back little fellow!
Since 2013 I have been seeing this little hummer coming by frequently between February and May. Every year I am always looking forward to meet him again and once again I feel fortunate.
The first time that it was spotted near the lodge was on March 5, 2016. A bit later then usual, but I am still excited to know that the Green-bellied Hummingbird still likes Kabalebo. As always I still needed patience to take some pictures and a couple of days later I finally managed to shoot some.
It looks like it is almost the same one like the one from last year as it is already familiar with the feeders on different locations. First it waits between the branches until the coast is clear and … will enjoy the consumption of sugar water till the fullest.
But as seen in the pictures above, it also enjoys the nectar of the Ixora coccinea (Jungle flame or Fajalobi). Since it also knows that no one is bothered by its presence it will surely stay for a while until it is time to leave again.
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