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Swift Hummingbirds

Updated on July 2, 2015
Violet Sabrewing  (
Violet Sabrewing (
Purple-throated Mountain-gem  (
Purple-throated Mountain-gem (
Rufous Hummingbird  (
Rufous Hummingbird (
Green Violetear  (
Green Violetear (
Hummingbird and flower  (
Hummingbird and flower (

Campylopterus hemileucurus
native to Mexico, Central America
large but gentle species
Heliconias and bananas as favourites
sharp piercing twitter
cheep tsew cheep tik-tik tsew

swift sabrewing
back and forth
life moves forward

Lampornis calolaemus
native to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
loves high mountains
dominant males domestic females
sharp buzzy zeet

purple gem
between lilies

Selasphorus rufus
native to North America
small aggressive migratory
vulnerable to preys
day active night torpid

a rufous
to an alien feeder
oil to fire

Colibri thalassinus
native to Mexica, Panama, Venezuela
attractive green violet blue
loves humid habitats
beautiful vigorous singing
CHEEP-chut-chut, chip CHEET

green violetear
cries interminably
whispers echoed

life cycle
sky water to plants
hummingbird and flower

in air
her tone stays


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      bullfrog1967 2 years ago

      captivating read very beautifully painted with georgous pictures

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      Annie 6 years ago from NewYork

      nice images, beautiful keep up the good work.

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      haikutwinkle 7 years ago

      photos in this hub were taken by others unknown to me, that is why I sited the source of those photographs and the websites where they came from. sorry for the misunderstandings lol

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      yes me too - it's like looking at grace in motion!

      ...and oh how I would love to move around like that - and I mean your camera!!!

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      Doug Dunigan 7 years ago

      I like your photography works