Why Separate Territories?

Did you know that female and male hummingbirds form separate territories? Well, they do. Do you know why? If not, this post will give you the answer.
The female has her own separate territory where the nest is built. The female does not want the male in the area where the nest is built, because the male’s brightly colored feathers could draw attention to him and thus place the nesting site and the young at great risk.    
The male hummingbird also has its own territory. The male will have his own territory as a way to try and protect a food source. With some species of hummingbirds, all the males will gather together and sing to a female as a way of enticing her into the territory.

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