Blue-chinned Sapphire Hummingbird (Chlorestes notata)
June 20, 2012
Nancy took this image while on a trip led by Brian Rapoza for the Tropical Audubon Society to Trinidad and Tobago.
Blue-chinned sapphires are about 3½" long and ⅛ ounce. This one is a male. Females are similar, but have green-spotted white underparts (chest, belly, etc). They breed in South America from Ecuador and Peru, across the north coast, including Trinidad and occasionally Tobago, and almost as far south as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
They live in forests and sometimes in cultivated areas with large trees. They breed from February to June, nesting 6 to 16 feet above the ground. Eggs are incubated for 16 days and the chicks fledge at least 18 days after that.
Photographic details: Canon EOS 7D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 400mm. Off-camera flash was used. Camera was on f/8 for 1/1500 second at ISO 1600.
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