Friday, November 27, 2009

Hummingbird's back

Hummingbirds are classified according to their color, and their colors are often irridescent. They are native to the Americas. I wonder if they have spread to Europe, Asia, Africa or Australia.

I selected this photo because it is unusual to see the back of a hummingbird. In flight, the usual view of a hummingbird is a profile, not his back, because by the time you could see his back, he would be gone. Hummingbird's are naturally curious, and they will dart around people to check them out, then dart off when their curiosity is satisfied. They can hover in place and can even fly backwards, which makes them unique.

This appears to be a female green-crowned brilliant hummingbird, known locally as brillante frentiverde, and its scientific name is heliodox jacula.

This week we are showing nighttime photos of Budapest on Viva la Voyage.


Rambling Round said...

Hummingbirds are so pretty and they flit around like magic.

brattcat said...

Another extraordinary hummingbird shot!

Jarart said...

They are so fun to watch!

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