"I was lucky to catch this hummingbird at rest. They love the flowers of the trees on the right." - Mark Brown
Observation and photos by Mark Brown, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After caught in mist net
After captured in mist net
Adult male in burned area of 2009 with Allen's and Anna's Hummingbirds.
Hummingbirds are birds that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5-cm Bee Hummingbird. They hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–80 times per second (depending on the species). They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings, which sometimes sounds like bees or other insects....