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White-necked Jacobin Male

Florisuga mellivora

Description:

The approximately 12 cm long male White-necked Jacobin is unmistakable with its white belly and tail, a white band on the nape and a dark blue hood. Immature males have less white in the tail and a conspicuous rufous patch in the malar region. Females are highly variable, and may resemble adult or immature males, have green upperparts, white belly, white-scaled green or blue throat, and white-scaled dark blue crissum, or be intermediate between the aforementioned plumages, though retain the white-scaled dark blue crissum. Females are potentially confusing, but the pattern on the crissum is distinctive and not shared by superficially similar species.

Habitat:

Tropical wet forest in NW Costa Rica

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10 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Thanks P.! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this! Thanks for following me!

p.young713
p.young713 8 years ago

Wow, the picture is awesome. Such a beautiful bird.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Thanks Crobin!

crobin
crobin 8 years ago

Wooww

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Daniela, agregue aquellos que estaban metidos en 5 missiones. Esta ya estaba al tope.

DB
DB 8 years ago

¡De nada! Quería invitarte a una nueva misión que encontré que documenta todos los picaflores del mundo, y sería magnífico que tus fotos estuvieran también ahí:http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/14034805
¡Muchas Gracias! :)

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Gracias Che!

DB
DB 9 years ago

Great shot! He is precious...

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Thanks Cindy!

What a beauty!

LarryGraziano
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LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 16, 2012

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