Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Amazing Hummingbirds

Broad-tailed Hummingbirds at Crest House just east of Albuquerque, New Mexico - Sandia Crest 10,678 ft. elevation 

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Amazing slow-motion video of hummingbird tongue as it feeds at a nectar feeder:





Black-chinned hummingbirds in Sandia Park, New Mexico: 



     
Most likely a juvenile Rufous Hummingbird  filing up in Breckenridge, Colorado (September, 2011) for his southern trip to Mexico for the winter.


A Rufous Hummingbird in my Silk Tree in my backyard.  They are very aggressive, standing watch and bombarding any other hummingbird that attempts to feed at my nectar feeders.


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For information about hummingbird's migratory behavior through the western United States and Mexico, go here.

2 comments:

  1. How neat. Unfortunately we have only one variety of these wonderful little birds....

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  2. How pretty. I ended up with 4 hummers in my house this summer. They quickly resign themselves to the fact they are stuck in a window and the sit quietly while I gently pick them up and carry them back outside.

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