30 January 2010 11:00 Filed in: Trochilidae Hummingbirds Jacobins Brazil Rio de Janeiro Itatiaia Sao Paulo Ubatuba Folha Seca
Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Itatiaia Brazil Nov 2009
Bird name: Black Jacobin
Latin: Florisuga fusca
Other: Beija-flor-preto (Br)
Family: Trochilidae • Hummingbirds
The Black Jacobin is endemic to the Atlantic Forest of the east coast of Brazil and neighbouring countries. It was probably the most common hummingbird in most locations I visited.
The Black Jacobin appears black and white although the upperside is very dark green in some lights. Tail is white with central black feathers. There is a small patch of white on the belly area. Immatures can have rufous throats and mottled brown caps. The Black Jacobin is a bit larger than many other hummingbirds at feeders, such as the versicoloured emerald.