White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora)

The White-necked Jacobin is a pretty big hummingbird, that likes to move pretty fast around feeders and flowers, making it difficult to follow for in-flight pictures. The blue, green and white coloration is unmistakable and glows in good light. They are territorial and won’t be afraid of putting a fight with other hummingbirds that approach the feeder they are visiting. The female is not nearly as colorful, but it is beautiful as well.

White-necked Jacobin, Adult Male - Florisuga mellivora - Jacobino Nuquiblanco, Macho Adulto

The white underparts and blue head are very distinctive. It is also pretty big when compared with similar species

White-necked Jacobin, Juvenile Male - Florisuga mellivora - Jacobino Nuquiblanco, Macho Juvenil (2)

This Jacobin is pretty fast on the wing, even at the feeders, so the easiest way is to wait for it to perch and grab the close up picture

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