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    Ruby Throated Hummingbird

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    Ruby throated hummingbird is a very interesting species. The spend most of their time in Central American and most of Eastern North American. Ruby-throated hummingbirds winter in Mexico and Central America. To get there from their North American breeding grounds some birds embark on a marathon, nonstop flight across the Gulf of Mexico. They may double their weight in preparation for this grueling journey. The hummingbird is approximately 7 to 9 cm long and has an 8 to 11cm wingspan. The ruby throated hummingbird are solitary birds. Adults species of theses types of birds are not very social. Both female and males are aggressive toward other hummingbirds. One very interesting fact about the ruby throated hummingbird have one the highest metabolic…

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    have to bottle feed him. Harley, Emmy’s prissy, spoiled, silver long hair Silky, after sniffing and checking out the new intruder, climbed in the box where Emmy kept the kitten, decided, Shadow had to be her baby, and that’s how Shadow came to believe he was a dog. As Shadow grew, and Harley mentored him, Emmy noticed how much Shadow acted more like a dog. “Two peas in a pod,” Emmy’s mother would say to Harley and Shadow, as she watched them play. And then it happened one early…

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    Hummingbird Pollination

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    2004. Phylogeny and diversification of the largest avian radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 101: 11040–11045. Kay KM, Reeves PA, Olmstead RG, Schemske DW. 2005. Rapid speciation and the evolution of hummingbird pollination in neotropical Costus subgenus Costus (Costaceae): evidence from nrDNA ITS and ETS sequences. American Journal of Botany 92: 1899–1910. Olesen J.M., Valido, A. ( 2003). Lizards as pollinators and seed dispersers: an island phenomenon. Trends in…

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    Hummingbirds Essay

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    Hummingbirds are very fascinating creatures and differ in various ways from other birds. There are more than three-hundred species of hummingbirds. Hummingbirds play a very important role in the ecosystem. Hummingbirds are pollinators and control insects. Hummingbirds can hover in mid-air why consuming nectar from deep flowers. The male humming bird contributes very little in reproduction. Human activities are responsible for some of the deaths of these magnificent species. Hummingbirds are…

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    Terry Tempest Williams

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    It’s calypte anna. It’s a hummingbird. I want to pick the thing up, cradle it in my hands, but I wouldn't dare. I wouldn’t dare touch a dead bird. That’s gross. I remember my days as a child, where the world was much taller and brighter. I remember the sunshine beating on the wings of an iridescent dead thing in my hands. “That’s cool.” I smile. I leave the room and my emotions spark at a memory. I’m still a very sensitive person, in case you’re wondering. Later, I sit down at that desk too look…

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    thicker fur others have stronger muscles. Hummingbirds have to consume massive amounts of foods everyday in order to survive. One of their evolutionary traits is a mutated T1R1-T1R3 taste receptor. An experiment was conducted to test how hummingbirds detect sugars in nectar. The article “Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds by transformation of the ancestral umami receptor” (Maude W. Baldwin et al. science 345, 929 (2014) describes the experiment. They stated that hummingbirds…

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    Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

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    Jacob Weishuhn 11/1/15 BIO 4416-L01 IA: Nathan Custer Which Food Choice Attracts Hummingbirds After a Major Drought? Artificial vs. Natural Introduction Two species of hummingbirds that breed during the summer in Texas are the Black-chinned Hummingbird and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird and, throughout the year, many other species are migrating through this area. The Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) is a small green-backed hummingbird with a few distinct colors except for thin…

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    Coevolution of Hummingbirds and Ornithophilous flowers Coevolution is a situation where two parties are able to evolve to satisfy each other’s needs. In this particular case we are going to talk about the coevolution of hummingbirds and ornithophilous flowers. Plants are one of the most important species in our world. Mainly it helps us breathe that very fresh air we have today. Although it may seem to be impossible for one to think a simple plant can help us breathe. It is also another species…

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    Hummingbirds What are hummingbirds? Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that make up the family of Trochilidae. Trochilidae is the scientific name for these birds and are among the smallest of birds with lifespan of three to five years. Hummingbirds are also very colorful birds with iridescent feathers. The colors they have are blue, green, yellow, and pink. The name ‘hummingbird’ comes from the fact that their wings flap so fast, that it makes a humming noise. These magnificent birds…

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    are brightly colored or incredibly tiny. The smallest bird known to man is almost insect sized and a species of hummingbird. Hummingbirds are a fascinating variety of bird as they lay the world’s smallest bird eggs and most weigh less than an ounce, however, they are little but powerful, with records of up to 45 mph speed and the ability to cross the Gulf of Mexico, a nonstop 20-hour travel. These miniature birds known as hummingbirds due to the sound that their wings produce in flight is…

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