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What is Traplining?

I recently came across a term relating to hummingbird feeding that I had not heard before, so I thought I’d share it with you as well.  The term is called traplining, which is when hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly followed routes.  I knew that hummingbirds had no known sense of smell and were therefore dependent on their sight to locate their food but I didn’t realize that they followed a set route.  Isn’t that amazing?  It appears that hummingbirds are quite the little creatures of habit, because they follow a set route when looking for their food and they even follow the exact same migratory path each time.

 

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