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Hummingbird Flight Both Adaptable And Efficient
2012-09-27 12:12:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hummingbirds are among the most impressive aviators in the animal kingdom. Beating their wings at a rate of up to 80 times per second, they can fly forward, backward, left and right with the greatest of ease. After noticing the birds flying around a feeder on his balcony, University of California at Berkeley biologist Nir Sapir decided to investigate the mechanics of this acrobatic aviator and was surprised to find that the there was...

2012-07-24 23:01:52

Duncraft is always looking for exciting products for their customers and Pop´s Hummingbird Swing is definitely different. Hummingbirds readily use the swing and customers can place it anywhere they want to get the best view of these tiny birds. Concord, NH (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 Duncraft is always looking for exciting products for their customers and Pop´s Hummingbird Swing is definitely different. Hummingbirds readily use the swing and customers can place it anywhere they want to...

2012-07-19 23:01:19

Duncraft, a retailer of wild bird supplies, offers instant hummingbird and oriole nectar for their customers´ convenience. But many customers prefer to make their own nectar. Duncraft offers these recipes and tips to make sure their customers prepare nectars that are healthy for the birds. Concord, NH (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Duncraft, a retailer of wild bird supplies, offers instant hummingbird and oriole nectar for their customers´ convenience. But many customers prefer to make...

Climate Change Impacts High-Elevation Plants
2012-07-16 07:19:53

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change is causing flowers in high elevations to bloom nearly two weeks faster than they did decades ago, according to a recent study. Drummond´s rockcress and glacier lily are among a number of flowers that are blooming much earlier than they did in the past. According to the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Biological Series study, such changes are most likely to be the result of the Earth´s warmer...

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2012-06-03 07:39:12

The glacier lily as it's called, is a tall, willowy plant that graces mountain meadows throughout western North America. It flowers early in spring, when the first bumblebees and hummingbirds appear. Or did. The lily, a plant that grows best on subalpine slopes, is fast becoming a hothouse flower. In Earth's warming temperatures, its first blooms appear some 17 days earlier than they did in the 1970s, scientists David Inouye and Amy McKinney of the University of Maryland and colleagues...

Nature Observation Database Receives One-Millionth Entry
2012-05-04 03:55:08

Key database monitoring climate change received its one-millionth report from a network of "citizen scientists" On April 30, 2012, the USA National Phenology Network (NPN), partially funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), received its one-millionth nature observation from volunteers--many of whom are non-scientists or "citizen scientists." The observation will help understand the impacts of climate change on Earth's plants and animals. Scientists and citizen volunteers...

2012-04-19 23:00:23

Hummingbirds are one of the most interesting species of birds and they have dazzling, iridescent colors. Duncraft offers these eight great tips so anyone can attract and enjoy these amazing “flying jewels” in their backyard. Concord, NH (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Hummingbirds are one of the most interesting species of birds. They can hover, fly forward, backward and up and down. Not to mention their dazzling, iridescent colors. Duncraft offers these eight great tips so anyone...

2012-04-11 23:00:11

Orioles are striking birds with black, orange and yellow feathers that are a pleasure to see. Now is the time to think about attracting orioles because they return from their winter migration around the beginning of May. Duncraft offers tips on how to attract these beautiful birds and how bird lovers can enjoy them all through spring and summer. Concord, NH (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 Orioles are striking birds with black, orange and yellow feathers that are a pleasure to see. Now is the time...

2012-03-27 23:00:05

So tiny and secretive during nesting season, a hummingbird building a nest and raising chicks is something most people will never see. But Duncraft´s Hummingbird Nester and nesting materials may lure hummingbirds into backyards where all the activity can be witnessed first-hand. Concord, NH (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 A hummingbird´s nest is about the size of half a walnut shell and well-camouflaged with lichens and moss and held together with spider webs. The stretchy spider webs...


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2009-06-17 12:18:47

Zauschneria (Epilobium canum) is a perennial species of willowherb native to the dry slopes of western North America. It grows best in well-drained soil exposed to full sun, yet protected from wind and requires little watering. Once having many subspecies, this plant now has only three recognized subspecies. The plant is named after Johann Baptista Josef Zauschner (1737-1799), a professor of medicine and botany in Prague. This plant grows to nearly 24 inches tall. Native populations...

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2009-01-20 21:24:50

The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird, and the smallest of all birds, being only 2 inches long and weighing 1.8 grams (0.06 oz). It is found in Cuba where it is called the Zunzuncito. It is also found on the Isle of Youth. The male has a fiery green throat, iridescent gorget with elongated lateral plumes, bluish upper-parts, and the rest of the underparts mostly grayish white. The female is green above, whitish below with white tips to the outer tail...

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2008-08-13 17:24:58

The Collared Sunbird (Hedydipna collaris), formerly placed in the genus Nectarinia, is part of a group of very small Old World passerine birds. The Collared Sunbird is a common breeder across most of sub-Saharan Africa. It is mainly found in forests near water. It is a seasonal migrant within its range. Collared Sunbirds are tiny, only 3.5 to 4 inches long. They have short thin down-curved bills and brush-tipped tubular tongues, both adaptations to nectar feeding. The adult male has glossy...

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2005-09-07 20:42:22

The Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species of hawk moth with a long proboscis. It is capable of hovering in place, as well as making an audible humming noise. These two features make it look remarkably like a hummingbird when it feeds on flowers. The forewings are brown and the hindwings are orange. The wingspan is 50-58 mm. Adults may be encountered at any time of the year, especially in the south of the range and two or more broods are produced each year. They fly...

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2005-07-14 00:56:38

Hawk moths (or Sphinx moths) are moths in the family Sphingidae. They are some of the fastest flying insects, capable of flying at over 30 miles per hour (50 km/h). They have a wingspan of 35-150 millimeters. Some hawk moths, like the hummingbird hawk moth, hover in midair while they feed on nectar from flowers and are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds, even in continents where hummingbirds are not found. The larvae of most species of hawk moth have a "horn" at the posterior end. Because...

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