Beautiful snoring – it’s not an oxymoron.
Think of the gentle lowing of cows at pasture. Or the regular faint sighing of a sleeping baby.
Or a hummingbird perched – snoozing and wheezing – like this cute little fella…
One, two, three…. Aaaaaa.
The background hum is apparently a lab machine, not the bird. It’s a female Amethyst-throated Sunangel. (I copied that bit. Personally? I can confirm it’s a bird.)
A more scientific explanation can be found here.
Thank you to top cuteness spotter in Canada for sending me the link from As It Happens on CBC Radio.
17 responses to “Beautiful snoring”
And by the way, my Standard Poodle, Lexi, went berserk when I played the YouTube video. Again I exclaim, who knew?!
So now we know. Hummingbirds and Poodles – don’t go together.
Awwwwww! Tooooo cute 😉 I want one!! lol 😉
Oh I dunno. Given your status as a wolf – look what happened to Laurie’s poodle Lexi.
Please!! lol…comparing the Alpha Female of the Europa Pack to a POODLE!! I’m sure Lexi is wonderful…but she is NOT a wolf 😀 There is no comparison between a Poodle and a wolf! Huh 😉 Anyway…the Humming Bird is very endearing and appeals to my protective side 🙂 So stick that in ya pipe and smoke it! lol 😉
I’ll take your word for it since I have never seen or heard a humming bird in real life.
Stick it on your long long to do list.
What the… who woulda thunk it.
Blessings ~ Maxi
Has s/he got a manager? X factor here we come!
Yes – good question. Sign her up immediately along with Fenton the dog.
You’re nowhere near as cute as a sleepy hummingbird.
(When it comes to snoring that is. In every other respect you’re far far cuter of course.)
The trouble with snoring is that sometimes it sounds quite malevolent.
That’s a bit harsh on poor Rummuser (said he, stirring it).
In general I don’t care for so-called experiments to find out what makes animals other than us, tick. I find it intrusive and unnatural. That bird should be in the open not in a lab (and what’s it in, a blender bowl?) That said – I think the sound is very like what blackbirds emit when they’re stressed.
Fair point. I wonder what possible scientific benefit there could be from studying a hummingbird snoring. But maybe… maybe it flew into the lab and was lulled to sleep by the hum of electronic equipment and the scientists happened to find it and were entranced and thought how adorable and took off their glasses and said “Oh Dr Fiona (a girl in my glass who wore a white coat, odd i know, but clever and still nice) you’re beautiful…” and it wasn’t really an experiment at all just a happy memorable moment…
Take a breath.
And… hold on a moment. Have you been stressing blackbirds?
Only you could match the contents of my brain!!