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White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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Distinguishing Characteristics

11 - 12 cm. Bill black. Upperparts bright green. Underparts white. Legs black. Males and females are different. Male: 7.4 g. Head and chest blue. White crescent on nape. Tail feathers white tipped black. Female: 6.5 g. The female┬┐s plumage is very variabl

Similar Species

The males of this species are easily recognizable by its blue head and white nape and tail. The plumage of females is highly variable and may be confused with other species. Usually the appearance of scaly green belly and tail with black and white margins

Detailed Description

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Recommended Citation

White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: