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#440599 - 06/14/12 04:03 PM Hummingbirds  
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Is there a species of Hummingbirds that stays here all year round? We've been here 3 weeks and have yet to see one around our place. Set out a feeder yesterday and so far have seen only one approach the feeder.

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#440600 - 06/14/12 04:29 PM Re: Hummingbirds [Re: Loansum-Al K]  

On the island it might be different but there are several species of hummingbirds in Belize year round. Fresh flowers are preferred over feeders...

#440601 - 06/14/12 04:36 PM Re: Hummingbirds [Re: ]  
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I get batches of them here in South San Pedro Town. They come and go...right now they're gone.

#440602 - 06/14/12 04:54 PM Re: Hummingbirds [Re: Loansum-Al K]  
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Lots of varieties here on the island year round. Interestingly, we also get the midwestern (US) ruby throated hummingbirds for about a week twice a year when they are migrating. First time I saw one of them I was shocked!

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#440603 - 06/14/12 04:55 PM Re: Hummingbirds [Re: Loansum-Al K]  
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Early morning and late afternoons you will see them usually around red or orange flowers.

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#440605 - 06/14/12 05:39 PM Re: Hummingbirds [Re: shuffles]  
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They like the orange flowers on my ziricote trees

#440687 - 06/15/12 01:06 PM Re: Hummingbirds [Re: Loansum-Al K]  
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The birds are smarter than people - they won't feed on sugar water made from refined sugar and right now I can't seem to find and raw sugar.
They also love hibiscus and Ixchanan (Polly Redhead).
This year I have a couple of birds that look almost like the Green-breasted Mango Hummingbird except instead of one black stripe down the middle it has two black (or very dark) stripes with a lighter stripe between.
I have so much construction noise going on that all the birds are pretty much sticking to the bush on each side of me.

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