Animals

Humming Bird . . . or not?

humming bird moth koh changWhat do you see in this 9 second video?

At first it appears to be a Hummingbird.   However, Hummingbirds don’t live in Thailand and as much as I’d like to discover a new species of Koh Chang Hummingbird, that isn’t going to happen.

The bird, is in fact a moth – a Hummingbird Hawk Moth. ( Click for photo from Wikipedia )   This is just Mother Nature’s way of messing with your mind.

6 Comments

  • I live in Nakhon Ratchisima and am a keen naturalist.I have seen humming bird moths many times,
    up close and distinguishable by a pair of probiscus,
    I have also seen hummingbirds up close.They tend to be more nervous and are difficult if not
    impossible to photo.,but I have been close enough to clearly see a beak.

  • Hi I just saw one at my fish farm in nakhon phanom long way from koh chang But if i didnt know I would swear it was a humming bird I watched it for about 5 minutes allways the same when you dont have your camera

    Best Regards Richard

  • Hi Ian
    This explains a mystery of our garden in Bangkok I have seen this humming bird many times to be told they do not live in Bangkok by various friends who obviously know of my penchant for a glass of the red stuff. I will now go boldly where I have been unable to tread before and educate these unfortunate morons as to the Fuana and Flora of our beautiful country.
    rgds
    Tim
    PS Still on for the Cheese and Red stuff

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