Male Scintillant Hummingbird

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The Scintillant Hummingbird breeds in the dry season here Dec-February. At the moment we have spotted several active nests. Feeding among the nectar bearing bushes and feeders you only find the occasional male with his striking metallic orange throat. our guest Ian patiently waited close to our feeders as a striking male Scintillant Hummingbird made an appearance in late afternoon. Once the breeding season is over the male’s metallic orange throat fades and disappears as he molts to a more subdued gray white.

Coming soon some shots of the female on her nest that she made with lichen and spider webs. She is currently incubating two small pea sized white eggs.

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