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Hummingbirds Spring Into Action
Claiming, Defending, Courting, and Nesting

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When hummingbirds return to their breeding grounds in the spring, there are important things to do. Male hummers arrive first to claim and defend a territory. When females arrive, courtship begins. Everything leads to
nesting and breeding.

Essential Question
What do hummingbirds do when they return to their
breeding grounds?


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