The 'Bird Brain' of a Cinnamon Hummingbird

Cinnamon Hummingbird

The Cinnamon Hummingbird is distinguished from other members of the Amazilia genus by their bright cinnamon colored underparts.

We enjoyed watching as this little bird, just 4 inches long, snuck in at feeders that were being guarded by larger birds. While the bigger birds perched on a nearby wire with a broad view of their territory, he snuck in from behind where we were seated, seeming to use our bodies for shields. He flew very close to the ground and only revealed himself to us while using the feeder itself to hide from the guarding bird. Is that what you'd call a bird brain?!?

The Cinnamon Hummingbird or Amazilia rutila is 4 inches in length and weighs 1/20th of an ounce. 
He is found in coastal lowland areas from Mexico to Costa Rica up to 5000 feet. 

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