Costa's Hummingbird

This small hummingbird, the Costa's Hummingbird, is named after French nobleman Louis Marie Pantaleon Costa, Marquis de Beauregard.

This unique hummingbird has a spectacular courtship ritual in which the male Costa's hummingbird performs an amazing show for the female Costa's hummingbird in hopes of attracting her as a mate.

 
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Food Preferences

Food Preferences of Costa's Hummingbirds

Costa's Hummingbird

Costa's hummingbirds require a constant energy source (nectar) and protein source (insects).

The very high metabolism of the Costa's hummingbird is due to the incredible speed with which they flap their wings, continuously burning the food they have consumed for fuel.

After feeding from nectar of flowers, the hummingbirds carry pollen to other flowers.

 

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