Hummingbird

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 17 - About 163 Essays
  • Good Essays

    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 spring morning, when the Hummingbirds migrated back, Shadow was lying on top of the ledge of the fence where Emmy’s mother hung the bird feeder from the top of the porch. Shadow was taking in the sights and sounds and the warmth of the sun’s rays, when the quick movements of the Hummingbirds caught his attention, Shadow barked! He thought to himself, “those were funny sounding birds, but I’m going to catch one.” Shadow lay there for hours, trying to catch a Hummingbird, until he saw movement in the grass below him. Curiosity got the best of him, he jumped down onto the grass and took off chasing what he thought was that barking mouse again. Shadow was in the grass for hours, running, crawling, sneaking and chasing that mouse. Shadow became frustrated, as that mouse would run into a hole and peek out at him. “I’m going to catch that mouse even if it takes me all day, THE MOUSE IS MINE!” Shadow barked. “There was that funny sound again,” Shadow thought,” how strange, everything I…

    • 1237 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Hummingbird Pollination

    • 1319 Words
    • 6 Pages

    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…

    • 1319 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Hummingbirds Essay

    • 813 Words
    • 4 Pages

    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…

    • 813 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Terry Tempest Williams

    • 1180 Words
    • 5 Pages

    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…

    • 1180 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Black-Chinned Hummingbirds

    • 1164 Words
    • 5 Pages

    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…

    • 1164 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 367 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 1032 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    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…

    • 598 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    has their own unique style and characteristics, and America is currently home to 15 different species of hummingbirds. An easy way to enjoy birds from the comfort of one's own home or office is to make use of a hummingbird feeder offered through GratefulGnome.com. "Hummingbirds fascinate humans, as they flap their wings so fast, approximately 80 times each second, that it sounds as if they are humming. In addition, these birds fly in every direction, including upside down and backwards,…

    • 570 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Giant Hummingbird Description Typically members of P. gigas can be identified using their relative size and characteristics such as the presence of an eye-ring, straight bill, dull colouration, very long wings , long and moderately forked tail, feathered tarsi to the toes and comparatively large sturdy feet. Juveniles can be determined by observing small groves on the side areas of the beak tip. The Giant Hummingbird is the biggest member of the hummingbird family. The Giant Hummingbird has…

    • 449 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 17