White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the White-necked Jacobin
eBird range map for White-necked Jacobin

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

It distributes from southern Mexico to Amazon Brazil including Trinidad and Tobago. In Mexico it is found in Veracruz.

It is a resident species, apparently making extensive altitudinal movements following the flowering of their favorite plants, but has not described any particular pattern. Its distributional range has been calculated in approximately 8,100,000 km2 and glo

Distribution outside the Americas

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It inhabits tropical evergreen and adjacent habitats including coffee and other crops, also found in forest edges. It is found in lowland to 900 m.

Historical changes

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