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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Birds that Eat Mosquitoes

Insects are the primary source of protein for adult hummingbirds and their young. An adult female can consume up to 2,000 insects per day. Small invertebrates including mosquitoes, gnats, small bees, fruit flies, spiders, caterpillars, aphids, and insect eggs make up the buggy portion of the hummingbird’s diet.

Along with Hummingbirds- swallows, martins, warblers and sparrows top the list of local mosquito eating birds.

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