The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a solitary creature for the most part. They generally come into contact for the purposes of mating.
The male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is smaller than the female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, but both tiny birds are targets of insects and larger birds.
Food Preferences of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Ruby-Throated hummingbirds require a constant energy source (nectar) and protein source (insects).
The very high metabolism of Ruby-Throated hummingbirds is due to the incredible speed with which they flap their wings, continuously burning the food they have consumed for fuel.
After feeding on nectar of flowers, Ruby-Throated hummingbirds carry pollen to other flowers.
Ruby-Throated hummingbirds prefer red, tubular flowers as a nectar source, although they sometimes resort to eating tree sap at woodpecker drillings when necessary.
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