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First observed roost site of Vervain Hummingbird (mellisuga minima)

Informally Refereed
Authors: P.B. Hamel
Year: 2012
Type: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
Source: Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 25:95–97 3 p.


An observation of a roost site of a male Vervain Hummingbird in the Dominican Republic on 7 November 2010 is the first for this species. The bird chose an entirely exposed position on a very thin twig, < 0.5 cm diameter, about 8 m above the ground, in the outer canopy of a small tree over a trail near the crest of a hill for its roost.


Dominican Republic, Mellisuga minima, roost site, Vervain Hummingbird


Hamel, P.B. 2012. First observed roost site of Vervain Hummingbird (mellisuga minima). Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 25:95 97 3 p.