Hummingbird

is red dye bad for hummingbirds

Is Red Dye Bad For Hummingbirds?

When people talk about red dye being harmful for hummingbirds, it’s a controversial subject. It’s just as controversial as talking about our children consuming artificial colours. Red Dye that was exposed to rats and mice was shown to be highly carcinogenic and mutagenic. As a mutagen, Red Dye has the […]

can hummingbirds use oriole feeders

Can Hummingbirds Use Oriole Feeders?

The design of hummingbird feeders and oriole feeders is different but that doesn’t mean that these birds cannot use the feeders interchangeably. Hummingbirds are smaller than orioles so they will have no issue sticking their beak into the larger feeding holes of oriole feeders. Have you ever spotted a hummingbird […]

where do hummingbirds come from

Where Do Hummingbirds Come From?

Hummingbirds live in North, Central and South America and parts of the Caribbean. Some species migrate north during the summer for breeding then head back home for the warmer winter months. Where you can find hummingbirds Hummers prefer to live in warmer climates, and with over 350 species, they can […]

do hummingbirds change color

Do Hummingbirds Change Color?

Hummingbirds always seem to be changing color, but do they really? The answer to this has a lot to science and the hummingbirds’ iridescent plumage. It is this which makes it seem as if they are changing color when in fact they are not. Young hummingbirds do of course change […]