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. Without the ruby-red gorget that sets apart the males, females are nearly invisible on the nest. Camouflaged to look like a knot on a limb, the nest of a ruby-throated hummingbird starts out a tiny thing, just big enough for two or three jellybean-sized eggs. But as the wee hatchlings grow, so too does the nest, thanks to its its key construction material: spider web.
The set includes eight note cards featuring original color pencil art of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. There are three images: Nesting (3 cards), Ruffled Feathers (3 cards), and Territory (2 cards).
Each card measures 4.25 X 5.5 inches and is blank on the inside. Envelopes are included.
Original Color Pencil Drawing by Rachael Koppendrayer
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Printed in USA