Epimachus: Sicklebills

Birds of ParadiseBird of Paradise Photo Gallery
Black Sicklebill

Please refer to Hermit Species for Sicklebills Hummingbird species (which are unrelated to the birds of paradise).


The genus Epimachus (Cuvier, 1816) consists of four species birdof s of paradise with long decurved sickle-like bill.

Sicklebills feed by “trap-lining” between favorite plants and, unlike most other hummingbirds, actually perch on the flowers while feeding.

Species

 
 
 
 
 
Photo of author

Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.

We love to hear from our readers. If you have any questions or if you want to get in touch with us, you can find our contact details on our About Us page.

Leave a Comment