Hummingbird broods the first of 2 eggs only 8 days after starting to build the nest.

Hummingbird broods the first of 2 eggs only 8 days after starting to build the nest.
Species: White-eared Hummingbird   Basilinna leucotis
Author: Rick Beck
Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Added to IBC: 22 Jun 2013 - 21:26
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the 3 previous days there was little activity around the nest. Day 8 resumes much activity as the hummingbird broods the first egg. A shacking behavior is noticed probably to either raise the mother's body temperature, or to transfer heat to the egg. The temperature the morning of this recording is about 65 F.

Citation

Rick Beck, IBC1212857. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1212857.

Extended version
Rick Beck, IBC1212857. Video of White-eared Hummingbird Basilinna leucotis at El Hatillo, Honduras. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1212857.

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