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By Kim Long

A mix of illustrated box advisor, truth ebook, and folklore assortment, "Hummingbirds" is a brand new type of natural world publication. This concise, illustrated guide provides a correct, informative portrait of hummingbirds of their common habitat, alongside with an exam in their courting to guy. America’s hottest chicken, the hummingbird can be designated to this hemisphere. local cultures—including Aztec, Mayan, and North American Indian—have lengthy respected this tiny creature for its impressive iridescent colours and fearless habit. as soon as killed by way of the thousands to supply feathers for eu models, hummingbirds—noted for being the smallest birds with the largest appetites—are now a favourite of yard fowl watchers in North the USA. "Hummingbirds" is a hassle-free consultant to those winged creatures, delivering an illustrated exam in their habit, biology, and person features. a pragmatic source for either the yard and the sector.

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2 eggs: incubation period unknown. First flight: unknown. VOCAL CALL Several musical notes descending in pitch, uttered infrequently. HABITS Territorial. Flight is characterized by louder hum than most other hummingbirds in North America, also frequently flies in staccato, irregular pattern. Page 53 Page 54 Calliope Hummingbird Calliope Hummingbird Female Calliope Hummingbird Male Page 55 VITAL STATISTICS OFFICIAL NAME Calliope hummingbird Stellula calliope COMMON NAMES Spanish: chupamirto rafaguitas DESCRIPTION Smallest hummingbird in North America.

John Gould first described this bird in 1856. Page 20 HUMMINGBIRD SITES Geographical locations in the United States named for the hummingbird include: ·· one CANYON (in Arizona) �· twelve SPRINGS (five in Arizona, three in California, and one each in New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah) �· six CREEKS (four in California, one each in Montana and Oregon) � four LAKES (two in California, one each in Georgia and Michigan) �· one PEAK (in Montana) � one BASIN (in Montana) � one GAP (in New Mexico) � one MOUNTAIN (in Oregon) RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD Archilochus colubris.

The hummingbird has become a new visible symbol for the health of the environmentwhere they thrive, nature is still in balance. '' Toribio de Motolinia In the western hemisphere, hummingbirds are a common sight and have figured prominently in the myths and legends of most native cultures. But unlike most other types of birds, no similar species exists outside of North and South America. In Europe and Asia, the concept of such a small bird, able to hover in mid-flight, was unknown until the first explorers brought back descriptions from their travels.

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