Monarch Over-Wintering Count
Green-throated Carib Hummingbird / Eulampis holosericeus

Status

Ecological Relationships

Banana      Ice Cream Bean      Pigeonberry      Tropical Milkweed


Characteristics

Habitat

Natural Catastrophic Event Importance

Although these hummingbirds appear to be very fragile, the large varity of flora that they pollinate makes them a vital part of the recovery process.


Observations

Due to the limited amount of natural food sources they are very territorial and require human involvement in order to substantially expand their population.

They collect tropical milkweed seeds with the silk on them directly from an open seed casing for use as nest lining.



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