Photo: Ruby throated hummingbird takes a pause

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Many a hummingbird photo shows the pixie beauties in flight; it's as if taking a break was almost unheard of for these wee busy birds. But perch they do ... just don't expect to ever see one actually walk, because it's not in their skill set. Their feet are so small and their flying so adept that they have pretty much done away with using them for anything other than perching. (See more here: 16 dazzling facts about hummingbirds).

Thank you to photographer Tony LePrieur who photographed this sweet ruby throated female in Akumal, Mexico.

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