White-necked Jacobin Florisuga mellivora
Brazilian name: Beija flor azul de rabo branco
Colombian name: Colibrí Nuquiblanco
Male White-necked Jacobin, Caxiuanã, Pará, Brazil, November 2005 - click for larger image Caxiuanã, Pará, Brazil, Minca, Colombia and Honduras.

The White-necked Jacobin is distributed from southern Mexico through Central America to Colombia and the Amazon and Orinoco Basins and it is found mainly below 900m. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is a bird of forest canopy and borders and is usually seen feeding high up on trees.

Male White-necked Jacobin, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image The male, seen in photos 1 to 4, has bright green upperparts, a blue head and chest, a white crescent on the nape with white on the belly and most of the tail. The female, seen in photos 5 and 6, has very variable plumage and some can look very similar to a male. Photo 9 shows an immature male.
Male White-necked Jacobin, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Male White-necked Jacobin, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Female White-necked Jacobin, Minca, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Female White-necked Jacobin, Pico Bonito, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image
Male White-necked Jacobin, Rio Santiago, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image
Male White-necked Jacobin, Rio Santiago, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image
Male White-necked Jacobin, Rio Santiago, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image
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