• Another Iteration of the Trinity

    10 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    In the southeastern end of Trinidad, the Trinity Hills rises above the mostly flat interior of the island. This trio of hills stood out to a certain lost seaman over 500 years ago - who took it as a sign of the Holy Trinity and therefore coined the name La Isla de la Trinidad. Genocidal legacy aside, the name stuck - but as mentioned in previous articles (see 3x antshrikes , warblers , manakins , trogons , spinetails ), there is an uncanny abundance of trios in T&T, at least in terms of birdlife.
    Today, I'm going to look at the family Trochilidae , or hummingbirds. Although eighteen...
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