Have You Seen This Hummingbird Before?

I bet this bird doesn’t come to your feeder: It’s called the Booted Racket-tail Hummingbird. The male Booted Racket-tail is a spectacular hummingbird with metallic green plumage and an elaborate tail longer than the tiny bird itself! This streamer-like tail features two elongated feathers tipped with blunt blueish “rackets.” Females lack the long tail, but…

Which Hummingbird Species Are You?

The National Audubon Society has put out a new fun quiz: Which Hummingbird Species Are You? And again it’s only 4 questions long — easy-peasy, and no commitments. Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures, tiny and beautiful, yet resilient and diverse. They snap up our attention with their aerial skills and marvelous plumage. Between being the world’s…