Black-throated Mango (Anthracothorax nigricollis) - Birds of the Guyanas 26 - and a Squirrel Monkey

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The female Black-throated Mango strongly resembles a female Green-throated Mango and both of them look very similar to the juvenile male Green-throated Mango. It can be very tricky identifying these birds. Is this a female in the first picture? I'm quite convinced that the bird in the next picture is juvenile male Green-throated Mango. But am I right?

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Anyway, the bird in the next picture is definitely a male Black-throated. As all hummingbirds they eat a lot of nectar so you'll find them in gardens with lots of flowers. But this one prefers flowers higher up in trees.

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It also breeds high up in the trees where it builds a small cup shaped nest on a bare branch. It's not that I've seen one, only three breeding observations have been reported over the last fifty years on surinamebirds.nl.

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Like all hummingbirds this one is quite small as well. They are around 10 cm in length and weigh only 7 grams.


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Last weekend when I was looking for birds in the park I saw a squirrel monkey. They are usually high up in the trees and difficult to photograph but this time I was lucky. The squirrel monkey is only 30 cm long (without the tail) and weighs up to 1 kg.

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Thanks for visiting my blog and happy birding.




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