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In all fairness bee flies are pretty cute, but I’ve always been weirdly envious of the Americas having hummingbirds, so I had to laugh when someone told me bee flies are “our hummingbirds”

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3 years ago #9832935        
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I had no idea hummingbirds live only in the Americas! I just saw one yesterday here in Seattle. The first time I heard one, in Florida, I thought it was a huge flying insect, because Florida.


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3 years ago #9831908        
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SatW the ONLY webcomics whose replies are ALWAYS as good as the comic itself. You read the comic of the day and spend half an hour expending your knowledge learning from around the world. HIGH FIVE!!!

3 years ago #9831926        
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We HAVE hummingbirds here and I'm still envious of places that have WAY MORE hummingbirds

2 years ago #9852421        
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And Canadian are jealous of both because we’re stuck with the Canadian geese :(

Ysabet

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3 years ago #9831911        
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Oh man, if y'all only knew what *THUGS* hummingbirds are! They're mean little bastards when they feel like it, and they fight some amazing aerial battles over their feeders, and they can be totally vicious if they spot a cat. I sometimes wonder if there are any one-eyed cats out there with a deep-rooted fear of hummingbirds. I like them, though.


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Tatiii

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4 months ago #9874913        
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Hummingbirds are cute, we have them even in the streets

The bee fly looks weird but cute

2 years ago #9833134        
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Two things of note:
1) I had never even heard of beeflies/bomberflies before today. This part is relevant:
"In nine subfamilies ... the females often do not land at all during host burrow inspections, and will proceed to release their eggs from midair by quick flicks of the abdomen while hovering over the burrow's entrance. This remarkable behavior has earned such species the colloquial name of Bomber flies..."

Nature, you are so freaking awesome.

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJGNmgy676I -- Two minutes of your life well spent.

2 years ago #9833043        
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Hummingbirds (in Spanish called "colibríes", "picaflores", "chupaflores") are indeed beautiful.

About Brother Colombia, Is there anyway to put his hat this way? https://www.sombrerosdepaja.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Beautiful-Colombian-Sombrero-Vueltiao-Made-By-Colombian-Artisans.jpg... I know, I know it's quite intrincate, but maybe you could put a simpler version; the plain white hat looks kinda strange on Brother Colombia.

And I stan hummingbird insects! Any kind of them, bees, moths, any!


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3 years ago #9832743        
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Aren't beeflies those bees that lay their larvae inside other bees?


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3 years ago #9832462        
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This is sort of off topic...

Petition to get avatar changing thing fixed??


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