Tropical Bird Spotted in Primorye
A hummingbird has been seen and captured on mobile phone in Slavyanka.
VLADIVOSTOK. August 24. VOSTOK-MEDIA – A hummingbird has been seen and captured on mobile phone in Slavyanka, a village in Primorye.
“We thought it was just a bumblebee,” says Snezhana Ermakova, of Slavyanka. “We live in a country house with plenty of flowers and plants growing in the backyard. There’s a massive phlox bush that smells so sweet and looks so nice in the spring. We were standing near the bush and spotted something hovering over it. When we came closer we could not believe our eyes. The flying thing turned out to be a small, dainty bird, about the size of the phlox flowers,” she said.
This was not the first time that the Ermakovs saw a hummingbird near their house, a local news channel reported. Two years ago Snezhana’s husband saw the bird but no one believed him then. This year they even managed to capture the bird on mobile phone. It is not clear how this small tropical bird has got to Primorye.
Hummingbirds are part of the Trochilidae family. These beautiful and colorful birds have long beak and they can fly at speeds reaching 80 km/h. They live in tropical and subtropical climates.
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