Now I ask yuh , what the hell chance does a guy have agaisnt a showoff like this?
However along with this most fantastic and frenetic life style comes a price, the entire day is spent finding high energy food and fighting and the amount of food consumed is truly astonishing. Take for example if a normal human being were to have the metabolic rate equal to that of a humming bird that person would have to consume something in the neighborhood of 640 pounds of beef per day JUST to stay alive and this would mean being hand fed as the preparing of the meat and the cutting up of same would require even more energy.
At night they go into a state of almost complete torpor or hibernation that is to say they are at night as close to being dead as can be without actually being dead. Their heat beat slows down to less than one beat per min and their body temp falls to that of the surrounding air.
All of this in a beautiful little creature that weighs less than 1/10th of one ounce and is as fearless as a lion.
And the colors, Oh My, they are most assuredly like precious gems taken to wing.
I really an proud to call so many of them friends.