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Long-tailed Sylph Hummingbird feeding on nectar from hibiscus relative

Most hummingbirds feed primarily on nectar and insects but sometimes their bills are not long enough to reach the nectar. That´s exactly what happened here as another bird, probably a Flowerpiercer, open a hole in the base of this hibiscus flower to steal nectar, and I say still as these birds does not pollinate the flower but just steal the natural fuel. In this case the hummingbird had learned to do the same and that´s when I cought it while flying and extending its tail feathers as another hummingbird of of the frame came to compite for food.

TAGS: Bird, Ecuador, Feeding, Flight, Hummingbird, Nectar, Piercing

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© Juan Carlos Vindas.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2015
Total Views: 210
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 9, 2015, 11:44 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO2500
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