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White-necked Jacobin

Florisuga mellivora


Large and attractive hummingbird that ranges from Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and south Brazil. 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.

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sttweets 10 years ago
Sword-billed Hummingbird
Ensifera ensifera Sword-billed Hummingbird

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JoshuaGSmith 7 years ago

Great spotting! I would love to invite you to my new mission for Ecuador's birds:

Amy Raybuck
Amy Raybuck 10 years ago

Thanks for the help! I found it!

sttweets 10 years ago

Sorry, missed the second picture.

Amy Raybuck
Amy Raybuck 10 years ago

No, the bill wasn't that long.

sttweets 10 years ago

I'm pretty sure it's a Sword billed Hummingbird. Can you confirm the 'sword' is partially in the feeder?

Amy Raybuck
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Amy Raybuck

Mindo, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Mar 6, 2011
Submitted on Mar 21, 2011

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