First observed roost site of the Vervain Hummingbird (<em>Mellisuga minima</em>)

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Paul Hamel

Abstract: 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.

Keywords: Dominican Republic, Mellisuga minima, roost site, Vervain Hummingbird

Resumen: Primer registro de un dormidero del Zumbadorcito (Mellisuga minima)- El descubrimiento de un dormidero de un macho Zumbadorcito (Mellisuga minima) en la República Dominicana el 7 de noviembre de 2010 representa el primer registro para la especie. Un macho de la especie escogió un sitio sin protección en una ramita pequeña, diametro < 0.5 cm, a una altura de 8 m en el exterior del dosel de un pequeño arbol, arriba de un sendero al tope de una collina. 

Palabras clave: dormidero, Mellisuga minima, República Dominicana, Zumbadorcito

Résumé: Première observation d’un site de repos du Colibri nain (Mellisuga minima)- Le site de repos d’un Colibri nain a été observé pour la première fois, en République dominicaine, le 7 novembre 2010. Un individu mâle a choisi comme site de repos une situation très exposée, sur un rameau très fin (< 0,5 cm de diamètre), à environ 8 mètres du sol, dans la canopée externe d’un petit arbre au-dessus d’un sentier, sur la crête d’une colline. 

Mots clés: Colibri nain, Mellisuga minima, République dominicaine, site de repos

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