Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Territory
Though they are the smallest birds in Minnesota, ruby-throated hummingbirds are fiercely territorial, particularly the males as they fight off other hummingbirds when their food source—or courtship—is threatened. They have even been known to chase off birds of prey, like hawks, crows, and blue jays, by charging and dive-bombing the predators. While they don’t go so far as to attack humans, they can be pretty demanding when it is time to refill the feeder.
Do you enjoy the way ruby-throated hummingbirds zip around and defend their territory? Purchase cards and prints here!
- Just Hummingbirds Pack of 8$16.00
- Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Territory 5×7 Art Card$4.00
- Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Territory Giclée Print$40.00 – $60.00
- Minnesota Birds Collection$16.00