Saturday 15 December 2012

Why Do Hummingbirds Hum?

Because they don't know the words!

Tyrian metaltails

White-bellied woodstar - male

White-bellied woodstar - female

Chestnut-breasted coronet

Glowing puffleg

Hummingbirds really do know the words, they just hum because they beat their wings so rapidly (12-80 times per second)!

All photos were taken Guango Lodge, at 2700m in the cloud forest on the eastern slope of the Andean Mountains in Ecuador.


English Mum said...

Ha!! Lovely x

Kate said...

I've heard that one. But the images are superb, as always. Happy Christmas DBM!

Carolina said...

Interesting spam above. Louboutin, the choice of footwear for every jungle expedition :-)

Great photos and haha about the humming.

Happy New Year,

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Beautiful pictures! I think I prefer the first explanation. The second is so pedestrian .. if such a word can be applied to flight!