HAND RAISED HUMMNGBIRDS

Beverly Rongren

Abstract


I have hand-raised several North American
hummingbird chicks and maintained
them through the first year; some to the
threshold of adult plumage, others through
the molt into the fully adult condition.
There is much of interest to relate in both
situations.


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References


Davis, J. 1958. Singing behavior and the

gonad cycle of the rufous-sided towhee.

Condor: 60: 308-336.

Greenewalt, C .H. 1960. Hummingbirds.

American Museum of Natural History,

N.Y.


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