The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69578   Message #3954051
Posted By: keberoxu
01-Oct-18 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Hummingbirds
Subject: RE: BS: Hummingbirds
A lot of unusual things about this newly discovered hummingbird.
Its native place is the high Andes, in the part of Ecuador north of Chile,
where there is snow and hail even in the SUMMER.

The altitude is high, the temps are cold, and the air is thin.

To compensate, the hummers have worked out a routine
of feeding while perched instead of while hovering.

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The Hummingbird of the High Andes (photos)