They eat insects and insect eggs on the ground and in trees. They love spiders and spider eggs and will use their bill and not their tongue to catch insects.
The male hummingbird’s gorget (throat patch) is iridescent and reflects certain color wavelengths. Some of these unique throat colors can be used to identify specific male species.
They learn to associate flower colors, like red, with food. It is not an innate preference. They primarily feed on red flowers followed by shades of orange/yellow and then shades of purple/blue.
It will bathe in shallow water sources like natural pools or dishes, and enjoy “showering” in sprinklers and misters. To keep their feathers in top shape, they will leaf-bathe by fluttering against leaves made wet from a mister.
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