Day: March 19, 2014

Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie)

The Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is monotypical for genus Damophila. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru; it can occasionally be seen in Costa Rica.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

The Violet-bellied Hummingbird is a tiny, brilliant hummingbird of the Choco region, extending from central Panama to northwestern Peru largely along the Pacific lowlands. It is largely iridescent green, with a contrasting bright violet breast and belly. It occurs in forest and forest edge in both humid and semi-dry regions. It feeds on the nectar of various flowering shrubs and trees as well as on aerial insects. The nest is made of plant down and placed on a branch.

Wine-Throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti)

The Wine-Throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[1] With a length of 7 cm, it is one of the smallest birds within its range. Male Wine-throated Hummingbirds have extravagant magenta gorgets but the throats of females are plain. These tiny hummers inhabit humid and semi-humid forests, pine-oak woodlands, and neighboring shrubby areas. Wine-throated Hummingbirds primarily feed on nectar and are able to easily steal nectar from the floral territories of other hummingbirds since they resemble a bee in size and flight pattern. During courtship displays. Males move back and forth in front of females as they call continuously.