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Tobago’s Magic Hummingbird

I remember my first experience with a White-tailed Sabrewing deep in the rainforest that is Main Ridge - a large, confident hummingbird that suddenly materialized out of the deep greens and dark shadows, hovered directly behind me, then faced me head on, and then went on to perch nearby, keeping a suspicious eye on me the entire time. Since then, I have encountered the species countless times, for the most part at the feeders at Cuffie River where it's an entirely different ball game. Constant battles for supremacy with the other hummingbirds, all smaller than it but not anywhere short of attitude....

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