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Costa’s Hummingbird


Habitat: Deserts, washes, sage scrub, Mostly in dry and open habitats with a good variety of plant life.


Food: Mostly nectar and insects however also feed from desert native plants such as agave, chuparosa, desert honeysuckle and fairyduster. They sometimes feed on sugar water from hummingbird feeders.


Migratory Path: Many spend their spring in the desert and migrate west for other seasons. Remain all year in areas abundant with flowers.


Behaviour: Hovers over flowers and extends tongue deep into the flower. Catches insects flying in mid air. Catch spiders from their spiderwebs.


Conservation Status: Has declined in areas where desert has been cleared for development.

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