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Prairie du Chien, WI, United States
From my experience, as delicate as they can be, female Ruby Throat Hummingbirds can be quite threatening about their territory or food sources, especially when they are stocking up for migration in the fall. This female became quite defensive, staking her claim on the Black and Blue Salvias I had planted nearby.
Week 15: Hummingbirds
Category: Week 15: Hummingbirds
Ruby Throat Hummingbird's defensive posture
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