RFID Technology Use In Hummingbirds To Understand Feeder Use And Their Contact Network In Urban Habitats
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Ruta is a Visiting Research Scholar at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

                       

RFID Technology Use In Hummingbirds To Understand Feeder Use And Their Contact Network In Urban Habitats

Sighting a single hummingbird feeder filled with birds at each feeding port with other birds hovering in the background waiting for their chance to feed is a normal occurrence in urban habitats with long-term human resource provisioning. However, hummingbirds typically feed in a solitary fashion in free-ranging situations.  For decades, artificial provisioning of sugar water has attracted these charismatic birds to urban habitats, and sustainable food resources have increased their breeding success, resulting in the congregation of large numbers and multiple...

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