Sunday, 13 March 2011

Glittering feathers

One of the joys of the birding in the Americas is the fantastic family of Hummingbirds. They have amazing colours that almost glow in the tight light.

This is a male Golden-tailed Sapphire. A few visited the garden of a house we visited near Caracas. I was called, appropriately La Casa de Colibries (house of Hummingbirds). A short U-tube Video is here.

The White-necked Jacobin is a quite a large hummer, and although not so "glittering" it is a very striking bird.

The little Fork-tailed Woodnymph, approaching a feeder, shows how the colours light up in the right conditions.

When it was sitting quietly it was a much more a sober looking bird.

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