Violet Sabrewing on Lek (Campylopterus hemileucurus) - This sparrow-sized bird is one of the largest Hummers, and one of the most beautiful. This male was recorded on his "Lek". A Lek is a place where males of a species gather to display their wares to the available females in the area. It is usually a small area where several (10 or so in this case) males are within sight and earshot of each other. Leks can be found by listening for continuous calling coming from several birds of the same species. This was recorded in early June. (Costa Rica)
Douglas Von Gausig (recordist; copyright holder), Naturesongs.com
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