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Vervain Hummingbird

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Mellisuga minima
Photo by Juan EstevezPhoto taken: Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Photo by Juan Estevez
Photo taken: Santiago, Dominican Republic.


[edit] Identification

6-7cm. Metallic green upperparts, purple black wings, black tail, white throat and chin speckled black, white breast, belly, and vent, metallic green sides. Female - yellow green above, pure white below.

[edit] Distribution

Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Habitat

Moist lowland forests.

[edit] Behaviour

It builds the second smallest nest of all birds, about the size of half a walnut shell (the Bee Hummingbird builds the smallest nest).

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