Young hummingbirds test their wings

This video from Peru says about itself:

Intense Flapping at the Green-and-white Hummingbird Nest, 31 Dec 2016

One of the nestlings nearly takes off while practicing flying on the edge of the nest.

The Green-and-white Hummingbird cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Inkaterra Asociación. Very little has been published about this small species of hummingbird endemic to the eastern Andean slopes of central Peru.

Watch live anytime here.

Green-and-white Hummingbirds are locally common through their range and inhabit the canopy of humid forests, forest borders, clearings, and second growth. Its breeding biology is thought to be similar to other Amazilia hummingbirds, with an incubation period of 15-16 days followed by fledging at 18-22 days. Only the female adult cares for the nestlings, and she feeds them a steady diet of insects and nectar gathered from nearby the nest site.

Unfortunately, rates of nest predation for open-cup nesters in the tropics are very high—only around 18% survive to fledge. Eggs hatched around December 3 or 4 …

The cam situated on the expansive grounds of the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Aguas Calientes, Peru, near Machu Picchu.

2 thoughts on “Young hummingbirds test their wings

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