|Black Jacobin Florisuga
(aka Melanotrichus fuscus)
Brazilian name: Beija-flor-preto
Sick classifies the Black Jacobin as a Brazilian endemic but the HBW includes parts of Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina in its range.
It is a fairly large and strikingly black and white hummingbird which is found in woodlands and gardens in south-east Brazil. The lower back, uppertail-coverts and upperwing coverts are a shining bronzy-green.
The immature has broad cinnamon bands on the sides of the throat as seen in the third and fourth photos.
The nest is cup-shaped, made of vegetable fibres and spiders' webs and is attached to the midrib of a strong horizontal leaf.
|It seems to be migratory or at least is more abundant in some seasons rather than others.|
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