Ángel Nariñense/Gorgeted Sunangel/Heliangelus strophianus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.313

Foto: Nick AthanasNombre en español: Ángel Nariñense Nombre en inglés: Gorgeted Sunangel Nombre científico: Heliangelus strophianus Familia: Trochilidae Canto: Niels KrabeeEl colibrí pectoral​ (Heliangelus strophianus) es una especie de colibrí en la familia Trochilidae. Foto: Javier ZuritaDistribución Se encuentra en Colombia y Ecuador. Gorgeted sunangel The gorgeted sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus) is a species of hummingbird found on the west slope of Ecuador and extreme southwestern Colombia. Description… Ángel…

Colibris del Holler II~ —

Hovering in mid flight, reaching speeds of 60 mph, with a tongue that is longer than their body, the only bird in the world that can fly backwards and upside down, weighing about a tenth of an ounce, and battling for turf and territory daily with their lethal spear beaks, hummers are flying, works of […]…

Incoming — nature has no boss

A female Calliope Humming bird, the smallest bird in the United States mind you, zips right on by just like this week has. Happy Friday and hope your weekend is full of fun. Incoming — nature has no boss

Snowcap — nature has no boss

The male Snowcap Hummingbird can sure pack a whole a whole bushel of beauty into its tiny body. That beautiful red body topped off by a magnificent white crown. Feeding on flowers at the forests edge. 0r sitting perched… Have a great and wonderful weekend. via Snowcap — nature has no boss

Colibrí de Goldman/Violet-capped Hummingbird/Goldmania violiceps — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.122

Foto: Dave Curtis (CC)Nombre en español: Colibrí de Goldman Nombre en inglés: Violet-capped Hummingbird Nombre científico: Goldmania violiceps Familia: Trochilidae Canto: Peter BoesmanEl colibrí de Goldman​ o tucusito de coronilla morada​ (Goldmania violiceps), es una especie de ave de la familia Trochilidae, orden Apodiformes. Distribución y hábitat Vive en Colombia y en Panamá, en bosques…

Hummingbirds In Natural Light — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I began this series of posts of wildlife images from Costa Rica with some photographs of hummingbirds that I took using three different flash techniques. Today, I’m featuring images that I made near the end of the […]…

Swimming through air — nature has no boss

An interesting new study by V. B. Baliga1, I. Szabo2, D. L. Altshuler entitled Range of motion in the avian wing is strongly associated with flight behavior and body mass suggested that rather than the shape of a birds wing per se it is the range of motion in the elbow and wrist joints that […]…