Saturday, February 20, 2016

A few hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are hard for me - so fast that I can rarely get a reasonable photograph.  When perched, of course, it's easier and then sometimes interesting things are captured - like the sunlit puffed out fine feathers in the first white-necked jacobin photo or the long-billed hermit with open beak or flexed wings or the tiny white mites at the base of the beak of the male bronze-tailed plumeleteer. 

White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii)

We called this bird a female White-vented Plumeleteer in the woods of Parque Natural Metropolitano.

Female White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)

Above and below:  White-necked Jacobin 

Above and below:  Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julia)

Above and next three:  The pretty spectacular Long-billed Hermit (Phaethornis longirostris)

White-necked Jacobin

Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer (Chalybura urochrysia) with little mites around its beak.

Female Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer in the forest along Achiote Road.

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