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Hummingbird 2
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Length: 6:13

InFocus continues its visit with Carol Phemister and Kathy Hutchinson of Carbondale to find out more about hummingbirds. Carol explains that about 1,000 of these tiny creatures visit the 12-15 feeders she keeps in her garden each year, consuming approximately 4 lbs of sugar per day. Kathy demonstrates how hummingbirds are banded, adding that only about 70 people in North America are licensed to band the birds. Kathy also points out the physical and behavioral characteristics of hummingbirds, as well as their migration patterns. Both women also explain their research goals and why they are involved in this activity.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 404