Although Rufous Hummingbirds are small birds, they are known for a feisty nature and aggression at bird feeders. Territorial at all times of the year, Rufous Hummingbirds will attempt to drive all birds out of their domain.
Due to their high metabolism, Rufous Hummingbirds must eat constantly, feasting on nectar and insects, giving them energy for flapping their wings at incredible speeds.
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Nesting Habits of Rufous Hummingbirds
Female Rufous Hummingbirds build their nests in shrubs and conifers. Resembling an open cup made of plant down, the nests of Rufous hummingbirds are covered with lichens, moss or bark held together with spider webs.
Colonies of Rufous Hummingbirds have been found with up to 20 nests just a few yards from each other.
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