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James B. Sumpter

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird: A Photo Essay

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird: A Photo Essay

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This book contains 88 full-page sized photographs that show the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in great detail, from numerous perspectives. They capture the many variations in its appearance, including its green and gold iridescent colors, its black beak, its white tongue and its black wing feathers. Other photos show the various iridescent colors (red, gold and black) of the male's throat feathers. In addition, some photos catch the humming bird in mid-flight, thereby "freezing" its wings.

A number of photos show females and adolescent males who are partly distinguished by the white tips on six of their tail feathers (three on either side). The adolescent male can be further distinguished by the dark streaks and/or a small fleck of red feathers on his throat. Other photos show the female clutching clumps of spiderweb that she will use in constructing her nest.

Many photos show the Ruby-throated Hummingbird roosting or feeding at a feeder, while others show the hummingbird feeding on flower nectar. Still, other photos capture the territorial nature of the humming bird, as they show dramatic slices of "feeder wars."

Author: James B. Sumpter
Publisher: James B. Sumpter
Published: 06/02/2019
Pages: 100
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.50h x 11.00w x 0.26d
ISBN: 9780578516516

About the Author
Sumpter, James B.: - James B. Sumpter is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and his Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He spent most of his professional career designing advanced electronic systems in the automotive industry. He is now retired and pursuing his lifelong interest in photography. Once he started photographing wildlife, he discovered how much of it surrounds his home or is close by. That discovery includes a broad variety of birds including the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, which he has been feeding and photographing, in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, since the spring of 2012.

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