White-Necked  Jacobin

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Florisuga Mellivora

White-necked Jacobin

Males have a bright green upper plumage, a blue head, and chest, with a white abdomen and mostly white tail. They have a white band on the nape and a dark blue hood.

Females have green above, white abdomen, white-scaled green or blue throat and the feathers under the tail surrounding the vent are white-scaled dark blue. May resemble the adult or immature males.

BILL: rather short (3/4 inch) straight, black bill.

SIZE: A large hummingbird, males measuring 4.72 inches in length.

SIZE: A large hummingbird, males measuring 4.72 inches in length.

COLOR: blue, white, green, and black.

Can be found in a variety of habitats from humid forest canopies, to tall second growth forests, and even in coffee and cacao plantations.

NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.

INSECTS small insects and spiders.

Mexico, South to Peru, Bolivia and South Brazil. It is also found on Tobago and in Trinidad.

NEST: cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers woven together and green moss on the outside for camouflage in a protected location in a shrub, bush or tree.

EGGS: one white egg.

Hovering, sometimes hanging while feeding from flowers. Males aggressively chase away other males as well as large insects - such as bumblebees and hawk moths - that want to feed in their territory. They use aerial flights and intimidating displays to defend their territories.

The White-necked Jacobin is also commonly known as the Great Jacobin, Jacobin Hummingbird or Collared Hummingbird.


White-necked Jacobin Infographic




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