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  • Creative Writing: Shadow The Dog

    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…

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  • Hummingbirds Essay

    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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  • Hummingbird Pollination

    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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  • Summary: The Evolution Of Hummingbirds

    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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  • Evolution Of Hummingbirds: A Narrative Analysis

    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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  • Father Benito Hummingbird Character Analysis

    everything is taken away finding what is left to care for. Father Benito captured the essence of Hummingbird and the conquered fate she endured. In the end Father Benito the same priest who heard from the beginning to the end respected and with his recordings on paper the memory of Hummingbird's song will never die as his thoughts fade into the night with a final thought, “His question was answered when he reminded himself that he had captured her word on paper and that her song would live on in…

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  • What Are The Benefits Of Hummingbird Feeders

    Wild bird mixes should not be offered in tube feeders. These can be offered out of hopper feeders or on the platform. Birds which love the sunflower seeds will empty the feeder so as to get the seed. Feeding Tips for Hummingbird The following tips are necessary when feeding hummingbird: 1. Insecticides such as wasp killers should not be used anywhere near the bird feeders and especially the hummingbird feeders. 2. Hummingbird feeders having small parts or ones which are difficult to clean…

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  • Beliefs In Song Of The Hummingbird By Graciela Limon

    In Song of the Hummingbird, Graciela Limon illustrates how her life and the lives of other Mexica people were destroyed by the Spanish conquest and Cortés. A young monk, Father Benito Lara, is called to hear the last and only confession of an old woman named Huitzitzilin. Huitzitzilin had much to say about her life and the coming of Cortés and the Spanish which intrigued father Benito therefore he begins to listen to her stories everyday and writes down what she was saying to record her side…

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  • Passion Flowers With The Three Hummingbirds Analysis

    Andy Gjata Museum Paper Michael Coyle Art appreciation 1301 The subject I will be writing about is Martin Johnson Heade’s painting called “Passion Flowers with the Three Hummingbirds.” It is believed to be painted around 1875. The medium is oil on canvas height 17 ¼ in. (43.8 cm); width 22 1/8 in. (56.2 cm.). It is part of the American Art exhibit located in the San Antonio Museum of Art. This painting is part of a series of many pieces of art that depicted the Central and South American…

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  • Huitzilison's Song Of The Hummingbird By Graciela Limon

    In Song of the Hummingbird, the book describes the story of an indigenous woman named Huitzitzilin who explains her story to a Spanish monk. The Spanish monk finds her story to be fascinating because it is not what he was taught back in Spain. He sympathizes with her and begins to see the conquest through her perspective. She details the events that her people endured at the hands of Cortes and his Spanish conquerors. The text is organized by chapters as Huitzitzilin reiterates her story to…

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