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Anna's Hummingbird 6150 by robbobert Anna's Hummingbird 6150 by robbobert
I've never known hummingbirds really to perch but that may be from my lack of exposure to them. Come to think of it, they're members of the Order Apodiformes, which means "without feet," so I guess I'm not the only one.

Usually I think of them as constantly on the move, constantly searching for the next flower they'll feed from. This guy, however, was perched at the top of a tree right outside my mom's house in California for the better part of two weeks, singing and calling all day, every day.

Also, this guy taught me how difficult it can be to ID hummingbirds. Turns out there's about 6 species that are all basically the same bird. :O Luckily I heard his calls, and I was able to match them up in my trusty ipod iBird app. :)
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taorio Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
They cant walk around like other birds, so they perch.
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Good-e-nuf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
They spend 80% of their time perched. Nice shot.

Walt
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robbobert Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There you go. Learn something new every day. Thanks. :)
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Kalliroe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How cute!
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