Fencing Hummingbirds Viciously Stab at the Throat

November 4, 2014 8:53 PM

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Unlike any other bird, hummingbirds have fascinated experts and everyday nature-lovers alike for generations. However, these fairy-like, nectar-loving blurs of vibrant color have a blood-thirsty side to their existence that very few people see.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) have closely observed male hummingbirds during mating season, when they flit through the sky literally fencing one another with their digger-like beaks for the right to court a female.

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