This week's featured bird isn't a bird at all, but it's often confused for one - the hummingbird moth shares a lot of characteristics with hummingbirds. Both the birds and the moths sip nectar, hover, have similar shapes and even share territories, but if you learn to recognize the moths, you'll never mistake them for hummingbirds, and you'll appreciate their own uniqueness!
Have you seen hummingbird moths? Share your experiences in the comments!
Photo © Larry Hennessy