Do hummingbirds use cool perches so they can fly in the heat?

George Fox University
Newberg, Oregon
DOI: 10.18258/13281
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Funded on 6/21/19
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Study Species

Are three study species will be the blue-throated hummingbird (Lampornis clemenciae, ~8.3 g), the Rivoli’s hummingbird (Eugenes fulgens,~7.5 g), and the black-chinned hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri, ~3.6 g). The blue-throated hummingbird is a territorial species and is the most dominant hummingbird at SWRS.

Rivoli's hummingbird is a trap-liner species that forages over a large area around the SWRS site.

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