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Hummingbirds

Animals the Size of the Nail on Your Pinky Finger Which Require Feeding Every 15 Minutes

Ken White | Posted 04.12.2016 | San Francisco
Ken White

A few readers contacted me after my last post to question my comment, noting that Peninsula Humane Society accepts all animals including native wildli...

You Might Not Be Built To 'Follow Your Passion' -- Here's Why

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.10.2015 | OWN

While plenty of people extol the virtues of focusing your life on your "one, true calling," best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert has taken a firm sta...

Even In Slo-Mo, A Hummingbird Feeds Pretty Fast

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Science

Hummingbirds get a lot of attention for their rapidly beating wings and the incredible maneuvers they make possible, and rightly so. But a new super s...

Actions That Can Save Hummingbirds from Extinction

David Yarnold | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
David Yarnold

Our kids get it. Birds don't have a political party. This is not a Republican or a Democratic issue. It's a bird issue. And young people know it's their issue.

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

You Won't Believe What Hummingbirds Do With Those Beaks

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.05.2014 | Science

Hummingbirds may look cute with their colorful plumage and those long, delicate beaks. But don't be fooled: a new study shows that male hummingbirds u...

Elderly Man Makes Friends With A Hummingbird, Is Basically A 'Disney Princess'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green

Every single day, an elderly man in Brazil is said to enjoy the company of a very special visitor. The hummingbird — believed to be a juvenil...

Scientists Find Key To Tiny Bird's Impressive Hover Ability

| Hassan DuRant | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science

The only type of bird that relies solely on its own strength to hover in the air, a hummingbird flapping its wings requires more mass-based mechanical...

They're Leaving the Nest -- A Leap of Faith

Dianne Harman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

I'd like to think we mommas of all species share something in common: We watch out for our hatchlings.

Hummingbirds on Holiday

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

"Don't hummingbirds remind you of your mom?" Atticus asks solemnly, sitting quietly next to me on a stone bench nearby the spa he has spotted.

LOOK: Can You Identify The Bird That Created This Teeny, Tiny Nest?

Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

A photograph of what appears to be a coin-sized hummingbird nest has gone viral this week as netizens are left amazed at the sheer tininess of the avi...

Designing a Pollinator-friendly Garden

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Whether your garden is a floral retreat or a source of food, you will need pollinators to ensure long-term productivity.

How Anyone Can Attract Hummingbirds To Their Backyard

The Huffington Post | Stylelist Home Staff | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

The first time we saw a hummingbird in the "wild" (read: backyard), we were absolutely amazed at how such a teeny bird could even exist, let alone vis...

PHOTOS: Mesmerizing Images Of Rare Albino Hummingbird

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green

Stunning photographs of an extremely rare albino ruby-throated hummingbird have been captured in a backyard in Staunton, Va. The astonishing images s...

The Story of Penny, a Hummingbird, and the Power of Saint Francis

Maggie Sergio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Sergio

It was an alarming phone call from my ex-husband Mark one September afternoon in 2003. What followed were a series of events that most find hard to be...

Perfect hummingbird feeding video

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

Hey, Alek K does great work, and he's posted a great video showing mom hummingbird feeding two young....

The Marvelous World Of Hummingbirds (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In honor of Earth Day, we've teamed up with National Geographic to bring you photos that celebrate the beauty of nature, as we did early this week wit...

Phoebe the hummingbird babies, healthy!

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The kids at dusk, and being fed. (click for larger) Live video and more at phoebeallens.com...

Another hummingbird cam: Buzzie Bea ...

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

... and her babies Zipper and Velcro. Check out the feed!...

The Most Amazing Hummingbird Mating Dance (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This hummingbird is really putting in the effort. Weighed down by two heavy tail feathers, the males can hardly fly for more than a few seconds, but m...

The Beautiful World Of Colorful Birds (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Although all birds have feathers, some flaunt it better than others! These feathers, which are likely used to attract mates, come in all shapes, size...

Fall Migration: Animal Migration Photos

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With Fall upon us and temperatures starting to drop, animals are starting to migrate to warmer places to spend their winters. From snow geese to whal...