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|The Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a species of hummingbird.|
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the smallest bird species that breeds in the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada. This hummingbird is from 7 to 9 cm (2.8 to 3.5 in) long and has an 8 to 11 cm (3.1 to 4.3 in) wingspan. Weight can range from 2 to 6 g (0.071 to 0.212 oz),with males averaging 3.4 g (0.12 oz) against the slightly larger female which averages 3.8 g
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are solitary. Adults of this species are not social, other than during courtship (which lasts a few minutes); the female also cares for her offspring. Both males and females of any age are aggressive toward other hummingbirds. They may defend territories, such as a feeding territory, attacking and chasing other hummingbirds that enter.
As part of their spring migration, portions of the population fly across the Gulf of Mexico. This feat is impressive, as a 800 km (500 mi), non-stop flight over water would seemingly require a caloric energy that far exceeds an adult hummingbird's body weight of 3 g (0.11 oz). However, researchers discovered the tiny birds can double their lean mass in preparation for their Gulf crossing. The additional mass, stored as fat, provides enough energy for the birds to achieve the flight.
They feed frequently while active during the day. When temperatures drop, particularly on cold nights, they may conserve energy by entering hypothermic torpor.
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striking, perfect capture, TFS Ori
Superb shot of this beautiful hummingbird. Great Details, POV, DOF and a perfect focus. Thanks for sharing this super shot,
- [2014-05-14 9:57]
Just amaizing! I can stop to contemplate it. Thank you for sharing it, Congratulation for this super picture. Un saludo.
- [2014-05-14 13:41]
Hi Mario....no comment,isn't possible to comment an absolute perfection in a very difficult situation like this..just my best compliments for this new magic masterwork! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Wow !!!!! perfect - professional - exceptional.
- [2014-05-15 13:09]
magnificent take for all respects !..