White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora) - HBW 5, p. 554
French: Colibri jacobin
Spanish: Colibrí Nuquiblanco
Other common names: (Great) Jacobin/White-bellied(!)/Collared Hummingbird
Taxonomy: Trochilus mellivorus Linnaeus, 1758, India; error = Surinam.
Over the wide continental range of this species several races have been named, but all are now lumped into nominate; only birds on Tobago, distinguishable by larger size, are generally separated, although some birds from Santa Marta Mts (NE Colombia) are apparently as large. For this race the name tobagensis is a frequently used synonym. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- mellivora (Linnaeus, 1758) - S Mexico to Panama and Colombia, S to W Ecuador, SE Peru and N Bolivia, and E to Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas and Amazonian Brazil.
- flabellifera (Gould, 1846) - Tobago.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 63 videos
A juvenile bird perched on a twig. Locality Moyobamba, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp mellivora)
Yoel Jimenez 3 December 2012 40 weeks ago 36 sec 4.7
An adult male perched and scratching. Locality Rancho Naturalista, Cartago Province, Costa Rica (ssp mellivora)
Alex García · Videoaves 28 June 2010 3 years ago 28 sec 4.7
A female taking a bath under the rain. Locality Rancho Naturalista, Cartago Province, Costa Rica (ssp mellivora)
Alex García · Videoaves 28 June 2010 3 years ago 24 sec 4.6
Lateral view of male perched on a branch. Locality Cayo District, Belize (ssp mellivora)
Wayne Hall 26 March 2013 9 weeks ago 35 sec 4.5
perched in a dead tree Locality Moyobamba, San Martín Department, Peru (ssp mellivora)
Daniêl Jimenez 2 December 2012 29 weeks ago 1 min 20 sec 4.5
A close view of an adult male perched on a stick, defecating amd protruding tongue. Locality San Miguel, Santiago de Cali, Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia (ssp mellivora)
Pere Sugranyes 20 June 2010 3 years ago 27 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 53 photos
Semantic signal to competition around the feeders
Locality Turrialba, Cartago Province, Costa Rica
Marc FASOL 11 November 2011 1 year ago 4.5
On a branch
Locality Alambi Cloud Forest Lodge, Tandayapa Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Guy Poisson 26 October 2011 2 years ago 4.5
White-necked jacobin in Flight at Yerette
Locality Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (ssp mellivora)
SIRROYALTY 15 April 2011 2 years ago 4.4
Close-up of adult female.
Locality Mindo, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp mellivora)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 22 January 2013 13 weeks ago 4.3
A bird perched frontal view
Locality Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela
Miguel Emmanuelli 14 August 2013 16 weeks ago 4.3
Adult male under natural light conditions (digiscope photo).
Locality Buenaventura Reserve, El Oro Province, Ecuador (ssp mellivora)
Dusan Brinkhuizen 31 January 2012 19 weeks ago 4.3