How Female Hummingbirds Avoid Harassment

Clip: Season 41 Episode 10 | 2m 23s  | Video has closed captioning.

Male and female white-necked jacobins vastly differ in color, making females a target for constant harassment. But one out of every five females keeps their “male” costume, holding onto their bright blue coloring. This “deceptive coloration” lets her slip through the crowd of rowdy males unnoticed.

Aired: 04/12/23

Rating: NR

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