Xantus's Hummingbird Hylocharis xantusii



Not much is known of the reproductive behavior of this species. It is known that the female builds the nest and takes care of the chicks without help from the male.

Breed between February and September. The nest is a relatively large cup of plant material woven with spider web and decorated with lichens on the outside, is placed in shrubs or small trees to 6 m above the ground. Put 2 eggs, white, oval-elliptical. Incubation takes between 15 - 16 days.

Recommended Citation

Xantus's Hummingbird (Hylocharis xantusii), 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/xanhum