Return of Bird of the Week: Sapphire-throated Hummingbird — Wickersham’s Conscience

This is a remarkably beautiful species that really, really doesn’t want WC to photograph it. This photo illustrates what WC means: You can get an idea how handsome this male is, but the bill and part of the tail are partially obscured by the leaves and, in a recurrence of WC’s long-standing bird photography curse, […]

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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 tropicales y subtropicales, en altitudes entre los 600 y los…

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Mexico creates nearly 150 urban gardens to attract hummingbirds — Life & Soul Magazine

Nearly 150 urban gardens have been created in Mexico to attract hummingbirds that have seen their natural habitat gradually destroyed due to human settlements and climate change. The country, which is home to 58 different species, has seen half of its 13 endemic species at risk of extinction as cities sprawl. The Urban Gardens project […]

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I’m So Tired All The Time… I’ve Got Too Many Feeders On My Plate. — Through Open Lens

F/5.6, 1/80, ISO 200. Anna’s Hummingbird Why did the computer break up with the internet? There was no “Connection”. Interesting Fact: The dive display of the Anna’s Hummingbird lasts about 12 seconds, and the male may fly to a height of 40 m (131 feet) during the display. He starts by hovering two to four […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Feed Good Sunday: Video ~ Hummers in Slow-Mo — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

We are going to do a little side-step today and play with something a tad bit different. This may not be about horses, wild or domestic, but it is about the love of God’s wild creatures and that is what my wife, Terry, is all about. Terry is both a certified Master Gardner and also, […]

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Hummingbird Week, photo 6 — Birds of New England.com

I’ll be venturing out of New England for a few days and don’t want the birds here to think I forgot about them so I’m instituting my own Hummingbird Week. Each day this week I’ll post a new or old photo of a ruby-throated hummingbird, the only hummer that occurs regularly in New England. There […]

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