[Tweeters] "Pettable" hummingbird health question

Kristi Hein khc at picturesandwords.com
Fri Apr 7 11:03:36 PDT 2017

Hi Tweeters,

I posted some photos of a Rufous Hummingbird that had perched for a
while on a nectar feeder hook, and a friend commented "I've seen a lot
of sitting hummingbirds this last year. Did I tell you that one, sitting
on our porch rail, let [her husband] pet it?"

Would this be a sign of illness? I know Pine Siskins become very "tame"
when they have salmonellosis. I did some googling but without success.



Kristi Hein
picturesandwords dot com

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