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Fueled Up for the Migration
Darting from flower to flower,
this high-energy little bird re-fuels every 15 minutes when active. Hummingbirds burn energy so fast that they need to eat 1.5 to 3 times their weight in food each day. What kinds of foods do hummers need besides sweet flower nectar?

ruby female nectaring
Photo: Joan Garvey