A nest of the Rufous-breasted Hermit with three eggs

Bronzy Hermit (Glaucis aeneus) Science Article 1


On 10 January 1968I walked on a sand ridge between two swamps north of Paramaribo, Surinam, when Isaw two Rufous-breastedH ermits (Gla cis hirs ta) in an aerial fight that ended withone bird hotly pursuing the other. I took no special notice of it as this is quite normalbehavior among hummingbirds. A few hours later I passed the same place and atexactly the same spot I once more observed an aerial fight followed by a pursuit infront of a densef ern in the water

F. HAVERSCHMIDT, Auk, Vol. 85:(4)693

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