Aug 04 2012

Green, But Not A Hummer

Published by at 7:30 am under Beyond Bounds,Insects, Fish, Frogs

Yes, he’s green but he isn’t a hummingbird.

If you follow Chuck Tague on Facebook, you saw his comment when he posted this photo last year on June 29, 2011:

“Leapin’ Lizard (with a sweet tooth). I caught this Carolina Anole, “Anolis carolinensis”, licking sugar water from a hummingbird feeder near Hontoon Island, Volusia County, FL. This is the first time I saw anoles eat anything but small invertebrates.”

A quick glance at the hummingbird feeder might not have revealed that this isn’t a ruby-throat.

Expect the unexpected in Florida.

(photo by Chuck Tague)

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2 Responses to “Green, But Not A Hummer”

  1. David Son 05 Aug 2012 at 3:04 pm

    When an anole lizard (males only?) extends its dewlap, it is, in fact, a “ruby-throat”. ;-)

  2. Karen Bon 06 Aug 2012 at 7:42 am

    I have balitmore orioles in the spring/early summer come to my feeders and most recently a downy woodpecker. It’s been coming since it was first fledged and I saw him yesterday twice. Actually landed on the feeder while I was sitting on the deck.

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