Allen’s Hummingbird

by Tahlor

This bird is quite amazing to see. You don’t see it very often. People can identify this bird by his long black beak. Its head is a brownish-orange, and its wings are black’,’ Its back is greenish-brown, and its breast is orange.It is 3.5 inches tall  and it flys at the speed of 20-45 miles per hour. Males and females look different.adult males have reddish-orange breast and an orange belly, adult females have brownish-gray. When it flies it moves its tail and its wings move really fast. Its wings make a really fast dudududu sound and its mouth makes a chirp sound.It is the most popular hummingbird because of Charles Andrew Allen, he first notices the species.  It does not have any special adaptations. I think its appearance is really amazing. This bird is an orangish-brown color and other hummingbirds have blue or pink or purple or green in them. 

            Where can you find this birdYou can find this bird in brushy woods, garden, meadows of coastal California from Santa Barbara North, and southern coastal Oregon. Its habitat is declining because of changes in weather conditions, diseases, and changes in land use.The benefits to having it in your yard is that they eat bugs and suck the nectar out of your flowers.It survives by keeping itself warm and builds a nest and it eats its food. Where can you find this bird, You can find this bird in brushy woods, garden, meadows of coastal California from Santa Barbara North, and southern coastal Oregon. Its habitat is declining because of changes in weather conditions, diseases, and changes in land use.The benefits to having it in your yard is that they eat bugs and suck the nectar out of your flowers.It survives by keeping itself warm and.It builds its nest in a tree.They build their nests in California.

            The Allen’s hummingbird eats small insects, larvae, insect eggs, and spiders in the wild. You can attract the allen hummingbird by putting nectar feeders in your yard. You use a red nectar feeder to attract it, You can find these feeders at the dollar store or walmart. You can use nectar and insects to attract you can buy the nectar at the store.

            Climate change can make the bird weak to fly to shelter.  leaking bird feeders  can attract bees and wasps can damage or kill the allen hummingbird. To help that you can get good feeders that don’t leak. Cats, hawks, snakes, praying mantises, and humans can damage or kill the allen hummingbird because those animals and people are a threat to it. Cold or warm climate change means cold or warm change in the weather and that can hurt it.This bird is quite amazing and an awesome site. I’m glad I got to research this bird.

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