Do humming birds prefer food coloring in their food?



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    Hummingbirds in the wild have co-evolved with several species of flowering plant which they help pollinate in exchange for nectar. These plants produce flowers with shades of red, orange, or pink. Therefore, the hummingbird is attracted to these colors. Several websites on the Internet have expressed concerns over the red dye being harmful to the birds. Most enthusiasts indicate that simply having a red base to your feeder is enough to attract hummingbirds.

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