July 20, 2017 – Purple-throated Carib (Eulampis jugularis)

These hummingbirds are found only in the Lesser Antilles. They eat nectar from native and introduced plants. Females build small cup-shaped nests on vertical tree branches. While males and females have similar plumage, the males are larger and more aggressive. They maintain smaller territories with a high concentration of flowers, while females defend larger territories with a lower flower density.


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