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Hummingbirds

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A small species of bird found in the Americas. Notable for their ability to hover and fly backwards due to their size and extremely fast wing movement.
Answer Bees can be a big problem in some parts of the country. Please do NOT use any type of oil because if the hummingbirds brush against it the oil will get on their feathers and can cause health issues. You must start with a feeder that is specifically designed and advertised to be bee-proof. …
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It is important that you bring your hummingbird feeders inside when the temperature drops to the 55 degree mark where you live. Humingbirds do migrate south to warmer temperatures for the winter. One of the indicators that they look for is the absence of food sources. It is almost impossible for the…
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Depends on where you live. In some areas, some types of hummingbirds stay year round. Yes, however, if the winter is mild, and you keep the liquid feeder out, they will stay in your neighborhood through the winter season. This would probably just be one or two hummingbirds.
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Symbolism of a Hummingbird TattooNothing. It just means that the person who has the hummingbird tattoo likes hummingbirds.It may mean the person likes hummingbirds. It may mean more. I know of at least one woman who wears a hummingbird tattoo because it is her animal totem.Why not ask the wearer ins…
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The smallest bird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird, Mellisuga helenae. Related Information: It is ~5 cm (~2 in) long and weighs ~1.8 g (~0.06 oz). Many believe that it is endemic to Cuba.
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To get nectar from a flower, a hummingbird first inserts its long bill and/or tongue into the blossom. Its specially adapted tongue is folded into paired troughs or partial tubes and draws nectar into its mouth by capillary action. Hummingbirds also eat large quantities of insects and other inverteb…
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It varies. It varies. Some eat it right there on the spot I think a lot of birds eat it right there and then regurgitated it up for their young. If they are small then elderly owl can eat it
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Answer Hummingbirds feed their babies insects or regurgitate nectar.
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The flight of hummingbirds is more like that of insects than that of other birds. Their unique anatomy allows their wings to move in a figure eight, producing lift on both the forward and backward strokes and permitting them to hover in still air and fly in almost any direction.
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The smallest bird is the Bee Hummingbird. It's about 2.3 inches long and weighs only about 0.06 ounces (1.6 grams)and is capable of sitting on the end of the standard size pencil.
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Sugar water for hummingbirds feeders is made by dissolving white granulated sugar in tap, well or bottled water. Powdered sugar, honey, "raw" or brown sugar, and low-calorie sweeteners may harm the birds should not be used. Bottled or filtered water can be used in places where the tap water has a hi…
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Most experts recommend 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Ratios from 1:3 to 1:5 are all similar to the sugar concentrations found in the nectar of hummingbird-pollinated flowers, but solutions stronger than 1:3 may not provide enough water, especially in hot, dry wearther, and those weaker than 1:5 may…
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its wether you leave it on its normal temperature , water and food
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Yes, it does. Here are some of its unusual phsical characteristics: It weighs 1.8 grams and is consider to be the lightest warm blooded vertibra on the planet. Its heartrate is the second fastest in the world - 1300 per minute. Their body temperature is the highest in all birds - 40°C. They dirn…
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Nothing really. What else they eat they can get on their own; eg. bugs, sap etc.
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Any hummingbird species that is threatened has been put on the endangered species list. There are organizations that band hummingbirds to track them so that they can protect their habitat.
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The movements of a hummingbird is in a cross movement
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Answer Largest or fattest are very different. Largest are the Osterich, Emu, and the Cassawary Fattest could be any large bird that has over eaten
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Yes, they do.
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Symbolism of a Hummingbird Tattoo a Hummingbird tattoo= You take great pleasure in spreading joy and love and beauty to all around you, and have the gift of taking that inner joy into new and different surroundings. I have a Hummingbird tattoo because of a beautiful piece of artwork I once saw with…
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80 times per second
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It depends on the hummingbird. The smallest species weigh less than 2 grams (< 0.07 oz.), while the largest, the Giant Hummingbird, weighs up to 20 grams (0.7 oz.). The weight of Ruby-throated and Rufous hummingbirds, the most common species in the U.S. and Canada, ranges from under 2 grams to ov…
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Hummingbirds feed on the nectar of flowers, small insects and other invertebrates, and tree sap. They will also drink sugar water from artificial feeders.
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They fly like any other bird, yet they are the only birds that can fly backwards! ( so cool:)
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Many hummingbird nests are composed of plant and animal matter. The plants would consist of soft plant down, and other materials would include lichen. The most unusual material used for nesting is spider webbing. This material adds tremendous strength and waterproofing. Nesting materials of all bird…
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under the wings of geese
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No, I havent seen that happen. But yeah they might re-use their own nests for 2-3 years, though normally they prefer building a new nest each year.
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No. Bumblebee Hummingbirds are native to Mexico and have been seen in the United States only once in Arizona. In the Midwest, an animal that hovers like a tiny hummingbird and is marked like a bumblebee will be one of the day-flying sphinx moths, also known as hummingbird moths.
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they weigh about 3 grams does that answer your question.
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A bird can symbolize freedom, love for children, or what ever you feel it should symbolize.
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Bumblebee Hummingbird is one of the smallest hummingbirds at 2.75 inches with green upperparts, sides, and white underparts. The gorget is violet-red and the rounded tail is green with a rufous base. For more information and pictures, please visit the websites listed below.
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Yes it's called the hummingbird clear wing moth. I just seen one for the first time today.
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You can place a wild bird feeder as high as you like. Just make sure it is easily accessible for refilling and cleaning.
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A Luna Moth lives for only one week. After breaking out of its cocoon, the moth's sole purpose is to reproduce, and after this they die. The Luna moth is a Saturniidae, a group name which applies to some of the larger and more spectacular species in the Lepidoptera category. As with all Sarurniidae,…
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In Mississippi, migrating hummingbirds reach by early March. The nice weather you have there all year means that you will also have some hummingbirds that are there year-round. As long as the temperature stays above 20Co you can have hummers. Here is a great website: http://www.hummingbirds.net/ind…
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The birds related to the dodo are pigeons and doves. Even though the dodo is extinct, scientists were able to make this determination through DNA testing. The dodo bird became extinct some time between 1662 and 1700.
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you can feed it bread but wet it first or canned dog or cat foodAnswerthey sell wild bird food at petsmart, and did u bring it to the vet?:)If it's a hummingbird (see categories) you'll need to feed it sugar water. One part sugar to 4 parts water.
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Hummingbirds it is a humming bird
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About 2 to 3 weeks give and take? haha
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up to 70 years old
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No, as long as it is not moldy. Don't use red dye either. Sugar water gives the hummingbirds the energy they need to hunt their actual food source, insects. It is also important that the sugar syrup be 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. A stronger solution can cause harm to the birds.
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to get away from the cold weather.
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the life span of a common moth is around 6-12 months, but can vary from breed to breed.
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The national bird of Jamaica is the doctor bird or swallow tail humming bird.
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Not really. Bees don't have tails, they don't make chirping noises, and their "tongues" aren't as long as a typical hummingbird's bill. Most hummingbirds are iridescent green on the back, and the only bright green bees are too small to be confused with hummingbirds.
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A hummingbirds tongue is 1-2 inches long. :D
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There are two species of hummingbirds that are native to New England. They are the ruby-throated hummingbird and the rufous hummingbird.
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They both have big dutys!!
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Innocence, Gentleness and Beauty... This derives from the idea that they exist only to sing out a beautiful song for people to listen. They don't hurt anyone or cause any inconvieance. This would be a great idea for a tattoo to symbolise a loved one.
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they have small type of wing and the wings go fast
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Selasphorus rufus
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Never, they need twice their body weight in nectar to survive. If not, they will die.-------------------------------------------------If you live in an area where hummingbirds migrate south for the winter you should keep the feeders out until nectar is no longer being taken and make sure that the fe…
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I heard recently, in church, that they represent evil, or something bad that would happen. For example in the dream Joseph interrupted while in jail. The bird eating someone's food meant that they were going to die.......................... Birds symbolize different things in different cultures. Wi…
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Yes, they are not carniverous, omniverous, that makes them herbivores. They exist off of the nectar found in flowers.
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The only bird that can fly backwards is the humming bird'
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Interesting question. But it depends -- do you mean an African Swallow, or a European Swallow?Actually, there are 83 species in 19 genera of the swallow, enjoying a cosmopolitan distribution across the world and breeding on ALL continents except Antarctica.That having been written: GENERALLY, swallo…
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Answer The average life span of a hummingbird is 3 years. Viper1
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In the Midwest, I stop feeding the hummingbirds about Thanksgiving. You can tell when they slow up coming and when the nectar isn't being used. It depends on where you live. In the Nashville Tennessee area, we stop feeding around the first week of September so that they will migrate, as the winter i…
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Hummingbirds must move their wings at incredibly fast speeds because they fly differently than other birds. Hummingbirds must hover in one place while feeding -- something other birds cannot do by simply flapping their wings up and down (which moves the bird up, rather than keeps it in place). In or…
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THey live in the rocky areas of north America, and love to live in the mountain areas. They migrate to Mexico in the winter.
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about 5 to 12 times per second
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The average speed that a humming bird flies is 25-30 miles per hour.
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It seems that a Mosquitoes wings flap about 500 - 1000 times per second.
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lungs
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Depending on the species, hummingbirds can flap their wings anywhere from 40-80 times in one second, with the fastest being 90. During courtship, wing speed will increase further--even up to 200 times per second. A Ruby-throated Hummingbird, hovering in open space, has a wingbeat rate of about 50-5…
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Baby hummingbird A young hummingbird is called a chick
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On average about !5-30 grams.True
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Hummingbirds' wings flap so fast to enable them to hover, that they create a constant humming sound, it is only while they are hovering in one place, that the sound is audible. Actually they have their own chirp. My colony fights all the time, and they are very vocal. The sound called humming is l…
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The Bee Hummingbird.
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a group of birds is called fleet, flock, flight, congregation, parcel volery or dissimulation
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humming birds walk but they mostly fly
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A hummingbird's heart can beat up to 1,260 times per minute. Its heart makes up 2.5% of the creature's total body weight.
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Hummingbirds have 2-4 babies, they are the size of a Jelly Bean
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Generally, faultless egg white, that of a traditional chicken egg, only proportionately smaller.
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A hummingbird can hover in one place and fly in any direction.
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A group of birds is called a flock. A group of bitterns is called a siege or sedge of bitterns.
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The Ocotillo shrub is a crucial supplier of food for hummingbirds during their migration north to the mountain regions of the western US from Mexico. The hummingbirds eat the nectar from the bright red flowers that populate the shrub during the same time as their annual migration. More For myste…
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Oregon are best place to find hummingbirds. Some of the kinds of hummingbirds that live in that state include Calliope, Costa's, Broad-tailed, Rufous, Anna's and Allen's.
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There are approximately 340 different species of hummingbirds known to science. The number isn't exact because our understanding of how hummingbirds are related to one another is constantly changing, and scientists are still discovering new species in remote parts of the American tropics. Answer2: …
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Bee hummingbirds reproduce by laying eggs in a woven cup of a nest. The incubation period of the eggs is 14-19 days.
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nectar this is what they eat they only eat nectar
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Yes, they do. But I do not know exactly where and when.
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their beak does because that's how they get food,also there ability to fly fast so they can fly away from there prey
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The smallest of the over 300 species of humming bird, called Bee Hummingbirds, each weigh about 0.07 ounces. It would take approximately 14 Bee Humming birds to weigh a total of 1 ounce (1/0.07 = 14.285).
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Hummingbirds are small birds. They are from the family Trochilidae.
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Hummingbirds, called new world birds cause they are native to North America, Central and South America, are considered to be symbols of peace, love and happiness, moreover, ancient pagans held them sacred for their tireless energy and anxiety. In Native American culture, a hummingbird symbolizes t…
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I think a bird's niche is finding food. A niche is how a bird survive or what thy do to survive.Better Answer:All species of birds have different niches because no two can share the same one. This is to avoid competition. If birds were always competing with each other all of the time, it would waste…
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A hummingbird has powerful symbolism. It is a symbol of love and joy. For many undergoing a hard time, it is a symbol of opening up the heart again. For the Aztecs, it was a symbol of courage and bravery. For native people in So. America, the hummingbird is a symbol of the resurrection because of "t…
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It is eating...getting the nectar (sucrose) out of the flower.
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Well according to this animal guy on T.V. it is the Double-Wattled Cassowary (http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/Birds/Facts/FactSheets/fact-cassowary.cfm) . Also this person seems to agree http://www.pbase.com/image/70822934. I have not really seen any hard evidence of this but it was pointed out th…
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At heights of up to 60,000 feet (over 18,000 meters), the Concorde cruised at around 1,350 mph (2,170 km/hr) - more than twice the speed of sound. It could make the trip from London to New York in less than three-and-a-half hours, cutting the time of a typical flight in half. With the five-hour tim…
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Accurate Answer Birds regularly move north and south following the apparent movement of the sun in search of warm climatic conditions.When the Northern Hemisphere is having winter,the Southern hemisphere will be experiencing summer conditions and birds fly towards south. Now(November) the sun is in …
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