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“Free” food: nectar bats at hummingbird feeders in southern Arizona

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Theodore H. Fleming,*, Scott Richardson, and Emily H. Scobie University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124, USA (THF) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona Ecological Services Office, 201 North Bonita Avenue, Suite 141, Tucson, AZ 85745, USA (SR) Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086, USA (EHS) * Correspondent: tedfleming@dakotacom.net We report the results of an 11-year (2008–2018) community science project (also known as citizen science) designed to document the use of hummingbird feeders by two species of nectar-feeding bats, the lesser longnosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) and the Mexican long-tongued bat (Choeronycteris mexicana), in the Tucson area of southern Arizona....

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Male-like ornamentation in female hummingbirds results from social harassment rather than sexual selection

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Jay J. Falk. Michael S. Webster, Dustin R. RubensteinPublished: August 26, 2021 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.043 Highlights Female white-necked jacobins are polymorphic—30% have male-like plumage All juveniles have male-like plumage, excluding sexual selection as an explanation Male-like females receive less con- and heterospecific social harassment Thus, male-like ornamentation in females can arise purely through non-sexual means

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Hummingbird Conservation Network

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For several years, the Hummingbird Monitoring Network (HMN) focused its efforts on monitoring and studying hummingbird populations to obtain important information that supports conservation of these magnificent creatures. Hummingbird Conservation Networks (HCNs) is the result of integrating community-based conservation ideas into HMN’s science-based beginning. HCNs’ mission, essentially unchanged from HMN’s original mission, is to help hummingbirds survive, reproduce, and thrive while engaging human communities to demonstrate how they can benefit economically, socially, and ecologically through their hummingbird conservation activities. Maintaining hummingbird diversity and abundance throughout the Americas is still a primary focus of the organization. Their Website https://www.savehummingbirds.org/ Their Monitoring...

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A New Hummingbird Was Discovered In 2017. Now There's a Race to Protect It.

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With its niche habitat in Ecuador under threat, the Blue-throated Hillstar was at risk from the moment it was identified. Blue-throated Hillstar

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H. Ross Hawkins, PhD

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H. Ross Hawkins, the founder and Executive Director of the Hummingbird Society, passed away on July 08, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona.Ross was tireless in educating the public about hummingbirds and protecting the endangered species for more than 30 years. I had the good fortune to work on his Hummingbird Society board for several years and it was truly enlightening.My prayers are with him, Beth, their family and all the members of the Hummingbird Society. B.S. - Chemistry, University of Tulsa (OK) Ph.D. - Chemistry, University of California (Berkeley) Research Scientist, E.I. du Pont de Nemours (9 yrs) Investment Advisor, Delta Financial...

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