Hummingbird BFF

Vayda Steele spent some time with her new friend recently. This ruby-throated hummingbird seemed more than happy to hang out with Vayda and enjoy some of her soft drink while he was at it. The tiny bird gets its name from the brilliant red patch of feathers on its throat, but the iridescent feathers will only shine their brilliant colouring in the proper light. The hummingbird’s muscles also make up 25 to 30 per cent of its total body weight, which is part of what allows it to beat its wings so quickly. If you’ve captured an amazing animal friendship like this one, send your photos to

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