Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53650

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Trochliformes
Family:Trochilidae
Genus:unavailable
Genus species:unavailable

Animal Characteristics

Identification:The feathers of the hummingbird are brown or gray in color and are covered with transparent cells that reflect only red, green, or blue. The bill is long and narrow.
Habitat:Most species are in the tropics
Diet:Omnivore: nectar, insects, spiders
Reproduction:Females are solely responsible for raising the chicks. They lay two eggs in a cup-shaped nest.
Behavior:Hummingbirds can be very aggressive, particularly when protecting their food supply.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds. They are the smallest birds in the world and are capable of flying backwards, up, down, and sideways and can also hover.

Other Information

Geographic:North America
South America
Date:1967-03 Subjects:Hummingbird (unidentified)
swallow-like bird
Hummingbirds
Apodiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/53650