The most notable bird at this festival is the Rufous hummingbird
, who begins arriving in Ketchikan in mid-March.
In "Javier's Hummingbird," Javier and his Abuelo notice an early spring rufous hummingbird
visitor whom they decide to feed (nectar) while the spring warms up enough to grow flowers.
Additional Kane County highlights: spotted towhee and yellow-crowned night heron in Aurora, white-winged dove in Kaneville and a backyard rufous hummingbird
which are key areas for the Rufous hummingbird
. The Rufous hummingbird
travels the farthest north of any other hummingbird during migration, from Mexico to Alaska.
SCIENCE: Other animals described as rufous: the great rufous woodcreeper (South America), the rufous hummingbird
(North America), the rufous owl (Australia), and the rufous hare-wallaby (Australia).
The doddle features a fluttering Rufous Hummingbird
hovering over two flowers that make up the double-o in 'Google and when it is clicked and later changes to a hardworking dung-beetle rolling a manure ball around five times its size, the Daily Express reported.
Google's animated Earth Day 2014 doodle feature creatures like Moon jellyfish, puffer fish, dung beetle, veiled chameleon, Japanese macaque, and the rufous hummingbird
The Doodle begins with the Rufous hummingbird
hovering over flowers and with mouse-over gesture, a text "The Rufous Hummingbird
wishes you a happy Earth Day 2014!" shows up.
These birds have earned the unfortunate distinction of a spot on Audubon's list: American Bittern, Black-throated Sparrow, Boreal Chickadee, Common Grackle, Common Tern, Eastern Meadowlark, Evening Grosbeak, Field Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Greater Scaup, Horned Lark, Lark Sparrow, Little Blue Heron, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Bobwhite, Northern Pintail, Ruffed Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird
, Snow Bunting and Whip-poor-will.
The Golden-fronted Woodpecker Melanerpes aurifrons, the Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostrae, the Bewick's Wren Tryomanes bewickii, the Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus, the Empidonax flycather, the Nasvhville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla, the Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps and the Rufous Hummingbird
Selasphoros rufus were commonest in Ipomoea/small-leaved forests (Table 3), while the Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris, the Canyon Towhee Pipilo fuscus, the Greenish Elaenia Myiopagis viridicata also common in small-leaved tree forest) were equally or more abundant in mixed woodlands (Table 3).
Among the non-listed species we're studying are the rufous hummingbird
(Selasphorus rufus), white-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica), and monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus).
The rufous hummingbird
ignores the nosy humans charting its dips and dives from a hushed corner of Paton's overgrown backyard.