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Feeding This really cute Cuban Emerald feeding on some flowers in Freeport, Bahamas Chlorostilbon ricordii,Cuban emerald,Geotagged,Summer,The Bahamas Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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This really cute Cuban Emerald feeding on some flowers in Freeport, Bahamas

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  1. Nice action shot! Lovely birds, I'd love to see one in the wild to take a picture of. Posted 7 years ago
    1. They are surprisingly hard to take pictures of because they never stay still for long, it took me many attempts to get a sharp picture!
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. I can imagine - that and the 50 flaps per second from the wings! Pretty awesome :D Posted 7 years ago

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The Cuban emerald is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in a wide range of semi-open habitats in Cuba and the Bahamas.

The male is almost entirely metallic green and measures up to 10 cm long. He has a slight bluish tinge to the breast, white spot behind the eye and a forked black tail. The female differs with a grey throat, breast and belly.

This bird is known locally as zun-zun, and can be observed to be feeding throughout the day, perching.. more

Similar species: Swifts And Hummingbirds
Species identified by Daniel Strutt
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By Daniel Strutt

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Uploaded Jul 29, 2015. Captured Jul 18, 2015 03:03 in West Mall Drive, Freeport, The Bahamas.
  • DMC-FZ72
  • f/5.9
  • 1/320s
  • ISO1600
  • 214.08mm