Thursday, January 17, 2013

Bird Portraiture: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Church Lake, Nova Scotia, Canada
Member of the Hummingbird Family
*true hummingbird fact*~Hummingbirds can fly backwards as quickly as they can fly forwards. They can also hover. They are the only birds able to do this sort of thing.

*true bird fact that is actually relevant to this specific bird*~ The Ruby-throated Hummingbird has quite a unique migration pattern. To begin with, they are the only hummingbird east of the Mississippi. Additionally, their migrations are timed to the blooming of their favorite flower species. Some of them even travel across the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of 500 miles over water without stopping. Quite a feat for such a little bird.

No discernible personality beyond endless need for fuel
Is actually a bug or something, probably
Maybe a robot, that would also make sense
I mean just look at this guy

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