Hummingbirds have a great ecological importance not only for their family diversity in the national territory and its high degree of endemism, but also for the benefits they bring to the conservation of the ecosystems for being a pollinating species and of course, for their singular beauty. There are 330 species of hummingbirds around the world, 58 of them belong to Mexico and 98 percent of their diet is the nectar of flowers.
Hummingbird gardens are encouraged as strategies to improve ecology in Mexico.
For this reason, the researcher of the School of Higher Studies (FES) Iztacala, of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), María del Coro Arizmendi Arriaga, encourages the creation of gardens with flora preferred by these birds, and this way, develop new strategies to improve ecology in Mexico.
Arizmendi created since 2014 the first garden of this type that has increased the number of specimens of this species.
The specialist explained that hummingbirds help pollinate a large number of flower species in nature, because they depend on a diet based on nectar of flowers, which produce a honey to attract these birds.
Hummingbirds have a great ecological importance.
In addition, these green spaces help to control the bird population in Mexico, where 17 of the existing species breed during the summer in the United States and Canada, to later protect themselves from winter in Mexican territory.
In this way UNAM has a hummingbird monitoring station, which is unique in Mexico. It is a joint project with the United States and Canada, with the objective of monitoring the birds’ populations and their migration.
RMT Newsroom with information from laverdadnoticias.com
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