The Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) (sometimes Little Green Bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements & is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal & the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia & Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters & they are found in grassland, thin scrub & forest often quite far from water.
Green Bee Eater
The smallest hummingbird ~ Bee Hummingbird or Zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird that is endemic to Cuba and Isla de la Juventud.
Look Out Post By Janine Linning
Orange Breasted Sunbird
Rufous Hummingbird. The feistiest hummingbird in North America. The brilliant orange male and the green-and-orange female Rufous Hummingbird are relentless attackers at flowers and feeders, going after (if not always defeating) even the large hummingbirds of the Southwest, which can be double their weight. Rufous Hummingbirds are wide-ranging, and breed farther north than any other hummingbird.
Bird Macro By no1chrism Chris Morgan In a recent holiday in Costa Rica the hummingbirds were so tempting to photograph to the point of madness! Eventually with patience you get quite close and I love seeing the details of these little guys close up. Green-Crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula Taken at Bosque De Paz www.bosquedepaz.com/index.htm
Green Violet-Ear Hummingbird, San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica.
Beautiful.... New high speed video has finally revealed how humming birds drink nectar. Researchers previously thought tube-like channels in their tongues sucked up fluid by capillary action. But the new analysis shows that their tongues actually trap nectar by curling around it. Click through for the video!
hummingbird ~ photo: Dave Mosher
Ruby Throated Hummingbird.
I find hummingbirds so fascinating! I've only seen them a few times! I'd love to get a hummingbird feeder to watch them all of the time!