Green Hermit 00743
Female Green-hermit Hummingbird in flight. Photography based archival fine art print. © Image copyright registered by the maker.
The Green Hermit Hummingbird is found at mid elevations. Females, such as this one, are differentiated from the males by their buff yellow facial stripes.
Hermit hummingbirds are thought to be the grandfathers of all hummingbirds. They fly in the understory of the forest and create an invisible highway of nectar flowers which they visit regularly. Males form leks, small groups which congregate on low branches and sing to attract females.