Epimachus: Sicklebills

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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.


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