American Intercontinental University
August 28, 2011
More people recognize the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird; one reason could be that it is usually disseminated throughout North America. The Ruby-Throated is the only type of hummingbird that roost in the eastern part of United States and is easily recognized among bird watchers because of the color of their feathers (Mayntz, M., n.d.). Even though they eat bugs, they also are nectar-eaters that drink through their long slim beaks. They are drawn to nectar-producing plants and red blossom ones especially (Mayntz, M., n.d.). Hummingbirds practically have no sense of smell and are attracted to flowers, which have a slight smell, or no smell at all, which leads you to believe the color and how much nectar is produced is what attracts those (Attracting Hummingbirds, n.d.). By planting different colored flowers in a yard, the hummingbirds will be pulled towards the red shaded ones (Venable, N., 1999). Hypothesis:
If ruby-throated hummingbirds are drawn to the color red then they should feed from red colored water feeders more than any other color water feeders.
From my research I have found that Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are drawn more to the color red; therefore, it is expected that more hummingbirds will be drawn to the red colored water feeders more than any other color water feeder.
Controlled Experimental Method:
• Five feeders of the same size with different colored water in each one. The same amount of sugar mixture in each. The colors will be red, green, blue, yellow, orange. They will be about 4 feet apart from each other. • The feeders will be watched and the amount of birds to each will be tallied. • All the information will be recorded at 12 noon each day.
|Day |Red | Yellow |Green |Blue |Orange | |Monday | 49 |36 | 23 |19 |44 | | | | | | | | |Tuesday | 53 |42 |22 | 20 |48 | |Wednesday | 60 |50 |29 | 25 |55 | |Thursday | 75 |49 |19 | 29 |70 | |Friday | 100 |60 |20 | 22 |72 | |Saturday | 110 |72 |25 | 26 |69 | |Sunday | 99 |75 |30 |24 |80 | | | | | | | |
|Day |Red | Yellow |Green |Blue |Orange | |Monday | 144 |80 | 32 |22 |86 | | | | | | | | |Tuesday | 145 |83 | 34 | 23 | 90 | |Wednesday | 150 |82 | 33 | 29 | 95 | |Thursday...