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Humming bird in Pedilanthus bracteatus - Tall Slipper plant

Humming bird in  Pedilanthus bracteatus - Tall Slipper plant (Pedilanthus bracteatus - Tall Slipper plant)

The cute hummingbird was sitting in this Pedilanthus plant at Sea World San Diego. It obviously like the sap from the flowers. Photo taken July 11, 2018.

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Awe is nt he just cute wish we had them here. Nice plant too.

14 Jul, 2018



I think this one is female. lol! The ones that are very colorful are the males.

Pedilanthus is a popular succulent shrub grows only to about 3 m (or 9 feet here).

15 Jul, 2018


Of course the male being colourful to attract the females 😁 Even the males loose colour also changes colour from dull to bright it said on a documentry I watched a while back.

15 Jul, 2018


It's amazing how the coloring changes on the hummingbirds when they fly. You can see the green, blue and magenta on the males when they're fighting. (I used to think they were playing!) lol!

15 Jul, 2018


Lol what you like thinking their fighting was playing. Yes it is amazing to watch the colours on them change. On the documentary they showed very good close ups of them hovering to get nectar from the flowers also changing colour especially when fighting over territory of food from the flowers.

15 Jul, 2018


Yes, hummingbirds are amazing creatures! I love when they come up to me and drink water from the hose, while I'm watering plants.

16 Jul, 2018


What a great experience to see your so lucky. Do you put sugar water out for them Andy?

16 Jul, 2018


Yes, definitely a terrific experience! :>))

No, don't ever put out sugar water. It needs to be changed too frequently...and if isn't it can make the hummingbirds sick. Also, there's enough flowering plants around to make the hummingbirds fat! LOL! :>))

16 Jul, 2018


Right I did nt know it had to changed often and makes them ill if not changed. Lol defiently in your garden Andy I bet they have a feast.

16 Jul, 2018


Yes, the water should be changed at least every other day...the water goes bad especially with the heat we have here in the summer.

Yes, the hummingbirds definitely find a lot of food here in my yard. :>))

17 Jul, 2018


Yes I know water goes off quick carbon monoxide gets in hence why water tastes bitter if you drink it in the morning after letting sit over night by your bed side. I was always taught by my mum always run the tap until it comes from the main stand by tap out side you can tell as it gets colder especially in hot weather as germs gather in the pipes leading to our homes.

I bet they think they are dining out first class on your plants. I hope they wear a dinner jacket lol.

17 Jul, 2018


Yes, they're dining on all the flowers blooming now.

21 Jul, 2018


Brilliant so they are filling their bellies lol your so lucky to have such visitors .

21 Jul, 2018


During the winter there's a lot of flowering tropical trees so that keeps them feed through the whole winter season, also. :>))

21 Jul, 2018

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