Hummingbirds need lots of protein and they get this from eating insects.
My guess is that they probably did not eat the banana itself but rather the
small insects that are attracted to the banana, especially when it is over
ripe. I would not consider this activity 'strange behaviour.'
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Subject: [FLBIRDS] strange behavior
>I have not seen this before, but then I have not put over ripe bananas
> out for the birds before.
> I have male and female Black-chinned Hummingbirds that have been around
> for weeks.
> I just saw them eating from the platform feeder that I put the bananas on.
> Seems they like the smell and taste!
> Anybirdy else seen this?
> Pat Baker
> Niceville, Fl.
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