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Rufous Hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus

Description:

The Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) is a small hummingbird, about 8 cm long (3 inches) with a long, straight and very slender bill. The female is slightly larger than the male. They feed on nectar from flowers using a long extendible tongue or catch insects on the wing. These birds require frequent feeding while active during the day and become torpid at night to conserve energy. Because of their small size, they are vulnerable to insect-eating birds and animals.

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8 Comments

EvaSeifert
EvaSeifert 8 years ago

Very nice!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

too cute,

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

Lovely!

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 8 years ago

super cute,thanks for sharing,congrats it's a one life shoot :)

the_tajminator
the_tajminator 8 years ago

that's so cute...such a small little thing

gmedinaerick
gmedinaerick 8 years ago

I captured the hummingbird with misnet, and i gave it some apple juice when it flew.

EvaSeifert
EvaSeifert 8 years ago

I hope it isn't soda! Cute picture!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

There must be a story to this! What's in the bottle cap? Are you rehabing this little bird?

gmedinaerick
Spotted by
gmedinaerick

Sinaloa, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 2, 2006
Submitted on Jul 2, 2012

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