El zunzun like nectar just as much as joyas voladoras and chupaflor. The hummer, flying jewels, and flower-sucker, respectively, are all nicknames for hummingbirds. They are a gem in the bird world, not just because of their classic ruby-colored throat and magnificent colors, but because they are so unique. Here are three magical facts about hummingbirds:
- The ruby-throated hummingbird weighs 3 grams, while a nickel weighs only 4.5 grams
- Hummingbirds can’t really walk or hop because their feet evolved to be smaller and lighter for efficient flying
- Their wings rotate 360 degrees and are the only species that can fly backwards, as well as in any other direction
Draw hummingbirds to your yard with a red bejeweled feeder or a swing. This Ruby Red Hummingbird Feeder (left) is made from red glass, so you can add clear Hummingbird Nectar to keep their energy high.
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Dawn Coutu watches the birds when she walks, instead of the sidewalk.
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