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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Lots to learn from tiny birds

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change." 
Stephen Hawking
While birds across the world are fighting for their lives as habitat corridors disappear, Anna's hummingbirds are flourishing. It is believed that their ability to adapt has changed their trajectory. Anna's hummingbirds eat more insects than any other North American hummingbird; it is thought that they are able to spend the winter so far north because they eat more insects and spiders than most hummingbirds. This food provides nutrients during the winter when there are fewer flowers blooming and provides a slower metabolizing source of food that may help the birds survive the long nights. While others are diminishing, Anna's are expanding their range.

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