Female Hummingbird keeps 2 newly hatched babies warm.

Female Hummingbird keeps 2 newly hatched babies warm.
Species: White-eared Hummingbird   Basilinna leucotis
Author: Rick Beck
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Added to IBC: 22 Jul 2013 - 06:51
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Altitude (m): 
1412 meters


Videoed 26 days after starting nest building. The eggs were laid 3 days apart, but hatched one day apart. The 1st egg had an incubation period of 18 days, and the 2nd egg had an incubation period of 16 days. During the incubation period the female continued to add to the nest. Most recently she added the lichen to the exterior of the nest, which helped to camouflage it. No feeding of young was observed at this stage.


Rick Beck, IBC1213851. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1213851.

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Rick Beck, IBC1213851. Video of White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis at El Hatillo, Honduras. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1213851.

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