Calliope Hummingbird

The Calliope Hummingbird, named after the Greek muse Calliope, is the smallest bird found in the United States and Canada.

Due to their high metabolism, the Calliope Hummingbird must eat constantly, feasting on nectar and insects, giving them energy for flapping their wings at incredible speeds.

 
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Food Preferences

Food Preferences of the Calliope Hummingbirds

Calliope hummingbirds require a constant energy source (nectar) and protein source (insects).

Calliope Hummingbird

The very high metabolism of Calliope hummingbirds is due to the incredible speed with which they flap wings, continuously burning the food they have consumed for fuel.

After feeding from flower nectars, the Calliope Hummingbirds carry pollen to other flowers.

 

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