About The Author

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