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NATURE

S35 Ep1: Costa's Hummingbird Dances to Woo Mate

  • Aired: 10/12/2016
  • 01:48
  • Rating: NR
Spring is the time to nest for the Costa's hummingbirds, before the desert gets too hot. Both males and females are looking for a partner, but it's up to him to impress her. Though his back shimmers with green, it’s not until we get her point of view that we see his true splendor. He flexes the iridescent feathers of his mantle until they become a glowing mask of violet.
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S35 Ep1: Costa's Hummingbird Dances to Woo Mate
S35 Ep1: Costa's Hummingbird Dances to Woo Mate
The male Costa's hummingbird tries to woo a mate with a face that resembles an octopus!
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