White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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When the breeding season starts, males commonly perform acrobatic flights and fight against each other in the forest canopy, but it has not been reported that reproductive groups occurs in this species. The females are in charge of building the nest, incu

They breed at the beginning of the rainy season throughout its range reproduction. Its nest is a shallow cup, of plant material stuck with spider web, lined inside with soft feathers, and decorated with mosses and lichens outside; it is placed under hangi

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: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whnjac1