The spatuletail hummingbird is among the rarest and most
These hummingbirds live in just a few locations in Peru, and are
Unusually not just because of its rarity, but also because of their
Extreme mating behaviors during these times of breeding.
Unusually among these hummingbirds, the bird has just four tail feathers.
The males, have two of these feathers and grows three to four times the bird's size on each end in a large violet-blue like disc or spatula if you will;
In an amazing display, the male hummingbird then will advertise its
furiously waving his feather spatula's about in front of the female hummingbird.
As part of his dance for the female dance for the mating, he'll jump
backward and forwards in the air over a branch, and then make a
Hummingbirds actually snapped those spatule feather discs together
to generate the sound.
The are are called the Marvelous Spatuletail hummingbird or Loddigesia mirabilis, the hummingirds are very unique in that they sport just four fail feathers.
The mini-males -just three inches long to make up for their size with that tail of feathers that extend to twice the length of their bodies.
An estimated 250 to 1,000 of these hummingbirds remain in the in the wild and the population is declining, according to BIRD-LIFE-INTERNATION-
so there is some hope. I hope that you all will Enjoy the two most beautiful video's that seem to beable to stay on my blog. they will show you even more about these wonderful and very rare hummingbirds and the fact that they are endangerd species too. I hope that now that I have the images back you will enjoy the post even more my dear Friends and Followers love you all so very much...YOur Wendy.. love and Joy to you all.-ooo)