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Purple-throated Carib

Eulampis jugularis

Description:

Of the four species of hummingbirds found on Dominica, the Purple-throated Carib is the largest reaching up to an astonishing length of around 11.5cm (4.5"). It has a distinct down-curved bill, glossy green wings, black/dark head and underbelly and, a purple throat and breast.

Habitat:

Found in beautiful, rich, wet mountain forest.

Notes:

Spotted along segment 10 of the Waitukubuli Trail (Colihaut Heights to Syndicate) near Syndicate, in the Morne Diablotin National Park, Dominica (The location gives only a rough idea). First reference for identification: "Dominica's Birds", p83, by Arlington James, Stephen Durand, and Bertrand Jno. Baptiste, 2005. Verified by 'Dr Birdy' Bertrand Baptiste while on a birdwatching tour with him. For more information: http://beautyofbirds.com/purplethroatedc...

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1 Comment

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 3 years ago

Thanks Jim. This trip was the first time I've ever seen hummingbirds! And your Broad-tailed Hummingbird has inspired me towards being much more patient for action shots :D

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Nice spotting. I live in the desert...but we vacation in rain forests. I never get enough of the wetlands.

Saint John Parish, Dominica

Lat: 15.52, Long: -61.43

Spotted on Jan 7, 2015
Submitted on Feb 12, 2015

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