Something I was really hoping to see some tropical hummingbirds. Every morning, I would hang around the flowered spots of the resort to wait and see what would come around.
Looking through a guide book I picked up, three species of hummingbirds could be found in the Dominican Republic – Antillean Mangos, Vervain Hummingbirds, and Hispaniolan Emeralds. I saw two species on vacation, but only one landed long enough for me to get a picture. It was a fairly far away, but close enough to get a positive ID. Meet the antillean mango!