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Hummingbirds require sugar-rich nectar for up to 90 percent of their diet. The rest of their diet consists of insects and pollen.
Hummingbird Nectar 5.3oz Powder
Making hummingbird nectar. This convenient, easy to use instant hummingbird feeder mix makes sweet nectar that will please you and your hummingbird friends! Just mix with water — no boiling required! nectar mix contains natural sweeteners that do not require boiling. Mixing Instructions: Mix 4 Teaspoons of nectar concentrate for every 3 fl oz of water until you reach your desired amount of nectar solution. Makes up to 32oz of nectar.
A hummingbird’s diet must contain a variety of nutrients for the birds to remain healthy – nutrients such as protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Because of their high-energy lifestyle, hummingbirds must constantly seek and find dependable food sources to live on. Hummingbirds depend heavily on the nectar from flowers, as they have developed the instinct to follow the plant cycles as they flower at different times during the warmer months. The nectar bought or made is a perfect supplement to their diet as it replicates what they would get out of a flower.
But a hummingbird’s well-rounded diet is not completely fulfilled by flower nectar. They need more. So it’s interesting to realize that the majority of the nutrients they need they get by eating insects. How do they catch the small flying insects so important to their diet? They hover in the air and use their lightning speed to consume them. And during the breeding season, they will catch and feed insects to their young.