White Necked Jacobin

Florisuga mellivora

The White Necked Jacobin is a large and impressive hummingbird that belongs to the Trochilidae family. It is typically found in the humid tropical lowlands, near forest edges, clearings, and gardens where flowering bushes are present. This species feeds at all levels, often hovering in the canopy with its tail cocked and occasionally flashing its extensive white markings.

The male White Necked Jacobin has a deep blue hood, green upperparts with a white collar (which can be difficult to see), white underparts, and mostly white tail. Some females look similar to males, while others have dark spotting below and a mostly green tail with white tips. If you want to spot this bird, you can find it in our tours in the Manu National Park.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo