Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Swifts and HummingBirds


Jet-black Swifts and jewel-like humming birds belong to the same group of words. They both have tiny feet and scythe-like wings and are agile fliers. Swifts eat insects, which they catch in mid-air, often twisting and turning after their prey with amazing speed. They hardly ever set foot on the ground, and make their nests in attics and chimneys, or in caves. The main food of humming birds is sugary nectar from flowers. They dart from plant to plant, and hover in front of flowers while they drink. Despite being small, humming birds are noisy and fearless. They often fight over the best place to feed.

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1 comment:

wildcatsthree said...

both beautiful creatures, and I love seeing them in my yard.