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Transcript of Mangrove Hummingbird
Names For This Hummingbird Are...
Endangered And Vulnerable
The Amount Of Mangrove Hummingbirds Left In The Wild;
2,000 to 10,000 Birds
Three Unique Features
The wings of the Mangrove Hummingbird aren't really wide because they are adapted for hovering.
The Female Kind Of Looks Like The Male But Has small green spots around her throat and larger area of white on the underside.
They have a long, extendible tongue thats kind of straw-like. They use that to get nectar from their favorite plant, the tea mangrove. they lick the nectar up to about 13 times per second.
Where do they live?
They Only Live In Costa Rica Where There Is An Abundant Amount Of Tea mangrove.
Their favorite flower to feed on is the tea mangrove. Since the Tea Mangrove only grow near the Caribbean Areas, It may be why the mangrove hummingbird stay only in Costa Rica.
What Do Mangrove Hummingbirds eat?
Small Spiders and insects
They drink out of local
A variety of brightly colored, small flowers of tree, shrubs, and epiphytes.
Epiphyte; A Plant that grows from another plant
What Eats The Hummingbirds?
How Do They Protect Themselves?
Its mainly about speed.
Since they fly at least up to 1,260 beats per minute, they can fly as fast as possible away from the predator
and change their direction if the predator is near.
What is a threat to these hummingbirds?
They Have A Whole Lot Of Threats But Here Are Some Of Them That We Can Fix...
2. Herbicides and Pesticides
3. Light Pollution
Light Pollution; An overuse of artificial light
Endangered; threatened by danger
Vulnerable; capable of being hurt
We Can Stop This By...
Minimizing the use of pesticides and herbicides
on lawns, gardens and etc,. Animals That are Mainly Herbivores eat the plants and get poisoned by the pesticide/herbicides in the plant. the poison gets carried on and goes into a different animal. Its kind of the same for the mockingbird. Since The Tea Mangrove can be
sprayed with pesticide, the Mangrove Hummingbird could be licking up the Pesticide without even knowing, killing and decreasing
Noise Pollution; the excessive annoying noise from human, animal, or machine-created environmental noise that disrupts the balance of human or animal life
1. Noise Pollution
Rural/Countryside Not Using Many Light
Urban/City Using A Lot Of Light
You Can See The Stars Clearly Over here..
The Stars Visibility is faded away because of overuse of lights
Herbicide and Pesticide Pollution; The Overuse of Pesticides on lawns in which animals eat and get sick
How We Can Stop This...
The energy from the light used comes mainly from burning fossil fuels, which leads to air pollution. When air pollution occurs, its unsafe for the birds to breathe. so we can help the mangrove hummingbird by using less light. We can turn off the lights in a room we're not in. Sometimes stores with wide windows EVERYWHERE have lights on inside. Just turn off the light and use the sunlight. It doesn't mean to use as less light as possible, it just means to not overuse the light. When the light is unneeded, don't use it. Its a waste of energy and plus, your parents energy bills would go up.
We Can Stop This By...
Sometimes when your parents are frustrated in traffic, don't they honk their horns? Prevent them from doing that and your helping stop noise pollution.Try and AVOID loud music, not only does it scare animals away from their OWN HOMES, it hurts your ears and anyone around you. Lastly, try to tell your parents or any adult not to leave their car running when their not using it, not only will you stop the annoying hum of the car, your also preventing air pollution!
What is being done to save the mangrove hummingbirds right now?
Well there's been conventions for spreading the awareness for the hummingbirds. There's also been habitat restoration.
There are programs such as ABC (American bird conservancy) and osa Conservation taking in money from tours they host to help the mangrove hummingbird and other endangered birds.
How Can Informing Others Help In Saving The Mangrove Hummingbirds?
There are many people that want to make a difference but don't know how. Well if we inform more people of the mangrove hummingbird, we could save more of them one bird at a time. Informing more could make at least one person create an organization for habitat restoration or spread the word about them.
Can Anything Be Done To Change the status of the hummingbirds?
2004 – Endangered
2000 – Endangered
1996 – Vulnerable
1994 – Vulnerable
As years have gone by, the mangrove hummingbird is improving slowly. It changed their status from vulnerable to endangered. Currently there are campaigns that are restoring their habitat and that seems to help their status. There's also people setting aside land for the hummingbirds. There's also breeding for them so they can change their status from endangered to least concern.
Thanks For Watching!
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