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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Broad-billed hummingbird - panting in the heat

This broad-billed hummingbird can almost always be spotted somewhere around the back patio. Today he's been perching on the agave right outside of my office in the shade of the hot, hot day. Perfect for front row viewing by me!

He's panting in the heat. And yes, birds do pant just like other animals and for the same reason--it helps to cool them off.

Broad-billed hummingbird on the back patio
Broad-billed hummingbird on the back patio, June 2013

Broad-billed hummingbird on the back patio
Broad-billed hummingbird - they pant just like other animals.

Broad-billed hummingbird on the back patio
Broad-billed hummingbird on the back patio, June 2013

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