First observed roost site of Vervain Hummingbird (mellisuga minima)

  • Authors: Hamel, P.B.
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 25:95–97 3 p.


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.

  • Citation: Hamel, P.B. 2012. First observed roost site of Vervain Hummingbird (mellisuga minima). Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 25:95–97 3 p.
  • Keywords: Dominican Republic, Mellisuga minima, roost site, Vervain Hummingbird
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2014
  • Modified Date: April 1, 2015
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