Today while stalking our hummingbirds at the feeder, I captured what I believe may be a female hummingbird. She had less flamboyant colors than the others. According to Birds and Blooms the female hummingbird is often overlooked. They live a more active life than the males and they do all the work building their nests and taking care of their young, all by themselves.
According to Pets on mom.me:
Although it is hard to tell, female hummingbirds are typically larger than males. For example, females usually weigh between 2.8 and 4.5 grams, while males weigh between 2.4 and 3.6 grams. This size difference is because females lay eggs and their bodies need to be able to support this process, from actually laying the eggs to sitting upon them to keep them warm.
I enjoy watching the hummingbirds flutter around and I am surprised how unaffected they are by my presence. They are amazing little birds. To read a past post with a few fun facts, click here. I don’t think I can really tell by size if she is a female.
Do you think this green one is a male hummingbird?
Life is full of tiny and amazing beauty, Look closely so you don’t miss it.
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