Nesting Behaviour by a Male Plumaged Black-throated Mango hummingbird, Anthracothorax nigricollis nigricollis

Michelle Rochford


On the 19 January, 2012 at Sudama Steps in South Oropouche, the author and Feroze Omardeen observed a male plumaged Black-throated Mango Hummingbird exhibiting nesting behaviour. It was observed checking the nest and tucking in any stray bits. It flew off briefly but returned to spend much of its time sitting on the nest as though incubating.

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