The female Antillean crested humming bird is quite plain looking when compared to the male who wears his crest like a king with his crown.
The eggs were the size of a lizard's egg.
The nest measures about 4cms in diameter with a depth around 3.5cms.
Yesterday I was walking by one of my mango trees when something caught my eye. I stopped and back peddled. At first glance it looked like a tree gall and on closer inspection I realized that it was a humming bird's nest with one tiny egg in it. Hummers always lay two eggs so I looked around and saw a tiny female of the Antillean crested humming bird nearby. The nest looked a bit different from the others I had seen before. It was so well camouflaged that it looked like part of the tree. I figured that she was not finished laying and I left. So today I went out to look for the nest and found the mother hummer sitting on the nest. She flew off as I got closer so I took a peek inside and there was another egg laid. A few years ago I did a post on another humming bird's nest I found in another mango tree. I will keep tabs on this nest and will keep you informed.