Over the last 7 years, the Cinnamon has been a continuous year round resident that we see and hear feeding on the hibiscus flowers in front of our veranda. They give a single cht before each flower visit, and a series of chts as it flies from bush to bush.
|You can just see a little pale tongue-tip sticking out.|
At 4.25 inches, the Cinnamon is noticeably larger than the 3.5 inch Ruby-throated.
|Notice the black-tipped red bill.|
|Still wary, but the allure of the feeder is too strong to resist.|
|The sexes are indistinguishable.|
|Its head and back are a shiny greenish-gold color.|
|From the back you can see the cinnamon-colored tail with tis darker border and the iridescent greenish-gold of the back and head. Unmistakable and lovely.|
Next up will be the dashing Rufous-tailed Hummingbird.