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Live Cam: Hummingbirds

Courtesy explore.org

Little Bella the hummingbird has been nesting in the branches of a ficus tree in La Verne, California, for ten years. She has raised about four to five broods of tiny babies every year in a nest about the size of half a golf ball!

Hummingbirds are tiny birds that beat their wings rapidly. They often hover in the air to feed on flowers, nectar, and sap. By moving from flower to flower so they can feed, hummingbirds pollinate many plants.

Hummingbirds also sometimes eat insects and spiders. They may eat up to twice their body weight in food each day; this helps give them energy to sustain their quick-time movements and rapid wing beats. And it's those rapid wing beats that makes the "hum" of a hummingbird!

Watch how hummingbirds spend their day! This cam is brought to you by explore.org.

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