Hummingbird videos from Texas, USA

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Frenzied Early Morning Feeding – West Texas Hummingbirds – August 31, 2016

Even though the weather in West Texas this morning is overcast and rainy, it isn’t stopping these voracious little hummingbirds from getting a chance at the Perky-Pet® feeder.

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The West Texas Hummingbird Feeder Cam is nestled in the mountains outside Fort Davis, Texas, at an elevation of over 6200 feet. This site hosts a total of 24 Perky-Pet® Grand Master hummingbird feeders, and during peak migration can attract hundreds of hummingbirds from a dozen species that are migrating through the arid mountains.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Female Magnificent Takes a Long Drink, Shows Tongue

22 August 2016

This female Magnificent Hummingbird stopped by the Perky-Pet Feeder for a long drink. In between bouts of feeding, you can get a glimpse of its tiny tongue protruding from the beak. Recent research suggests that hummingbirds use their tongues as tiny pumps that allow the birds to quickly take-in nectar. Hummingbirds have flexible, grooved tongues that stay compressed when protruding from the bill in search of nectar. Once the tongue comes contact with a nectar source, the grooves expand and quickly load up with nectar that the bird can then lick up!

This video from the USA says about itself:

Juvenile Male Rufous Hummingbird With Partial Gorget – Aug. 25, 2016

This clip highlights a visit from a juvenile male Rufous Hummingbird that showcases an interesting pattern on his throat patch (gorget). This individual is in the process of replacing its juvenile feathers with an adult set. Immature rufous males will often be seen with variable numbers of iridescent red-orange feathers along the throat when molting into adult plumage.

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Two Male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds Share Feeder – Sept. 1, 2016

Two male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds alighted on either side of the Perky-Pet® feeder this afternoon. This moment provides a good example of plumage differences between two individuals. The male on the right shows an emerald green coloration on his back while the individual on the left shows a more drab, grassy green coloration.


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