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Male White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) | by Frank Shufelt
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Male White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)

The White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) is a large and attractive hummingbird that ranges from Mexico south to Peru, Bolivia and south to Brazil. It is named for the white band on the back of the male's neck. They may also be called Great Jacobin or Collared Hummingbird. These birds usually visit flowers of tall trees and air plants for nectar. They may also take insects. They are approximately 12 cm (4.8 inches) long.


Image taken at La Siria, Circasia, Qundío, Colombia, South America.

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Taken on September 27, 2013