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Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

 

Although the Rufous Hummingbird is a small bird, it is known for its feisty nature and aggression at bird feeders. Territorial at all times of the year, the Rufous Hummingbird will attempt to drive all birds out of its domain.

 

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

 

 

 

Food Preferences

Food Preferences of the Rufous Hummingbird

 

The Rufous Hummingbird requires a constant energy source (nectar) and protein source (insects).rufous hummingbird flower pollinating

 

Its very high metabolism is due to the incredible speed with which it flaps its wings, continuously burning the food it has consumed for fuel.

 

After feeding on nectar of flowers, the Rufous Hummingbird carries pollen to other flowers.

 

 

 

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