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Old 03-27-2009, 06:52 PM
IAmNotSpartacus IAmNotSpartacus is offline
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What does a hummingbird turd look like?

Anyone got pics? Google is not much help
Old 03-27-2009, 07:02 PM
Gary Robson Gary Robson is offline
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If Colibri doesn't spot this, I'd recommend sending him a private message.
Yes, I have joined the ranks of former moderators. Being a mod was eating my life. Now I'm a member just like you. Except smarter and better looking.
Old 03-27-2009, 07:38 PM
elelle elelle is offline
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I searched for Hummingbird feces, and came up with the Hilton Pond website. Nice photos, including some micro images. They are an avid group with lots of hummer info.

Hope Colibri checks in, he's bound to have some good tales of what comes out the hummer's tails.
Old 03-27-2009, 11:52 PM
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I don't think I can improve much on the Hilton Pond website. As they say, hummers produce a lot of very dilute urine (because of their mostly liquid diet), plus some fairly typical (if tiny) bird turds consisting of insect remains (mostly black) plus uric acid (white).
Old 03-28-2009, 01:16 AM
IAmNotSpartacus IAmNotSpartacus is offline
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Fascinating. Thanks guys
Old 03-28-2009, 07:27 PM
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I was standing outside a restaurant in NM (Cloudcroft? Ruidoso? around there) that had a h-bird feeder outside of it. It was up kind of high, and the folks under it didn't notice the shit raining upon their heads. I was off to the side a bit and could see the little turd-specks falling down from the very busy feeder. They were pretty small.

So they're small enough that you won't notice them falling on you. Don't stand under a feeder!
Old 03-28-2009, 10:36 PM
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Gosh, I happened across this blog post the other day.


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