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Hummingbird facts

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1. The scientific name is Trochilidae.

2. Hummingbird is a species of land bird belonging to the family of kolibrowatych.

3. Hummingbirds live in South America, mainly in the tropic zone.

Author: AC

4. 338 species of hummingbirds are known.

5. Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.

6. It is the only bird that can fly backwards.

Author: Marta

7. The hummingbird’s heart can beat up to 1200 times per minute.

8. Nectar from flowers suck with a long tongue.

Author: Alicja

9. The hummingbird weighs only 0.25 g.

10. The hummingbird has very short, four-fingered feet.

Author: Alicja

11. The smaller the species, the faster it flies its wings. The smallest are able to hit the wings 90 times per second.

12. At night, the hummingbird falls into hibernation. Then its metabolism is slowed down by 15 times.

13. The hummingbird eats a lot. During the day, he can absorb food in an amount three times its weight.

Author: Tomasz

14. A sleeping hummingbird can snore.

Author: LM

15. The hummingbird’s brain constitutes 4.2% of its body mass (the largest proportion among all birds).

16. The hummingbird must eat every 10 minutes during the day not to die of hunger.

Author: BartoszK

17. Ćmruczak Moth Dove is called the “Polish hummingbird”, because it similarly drinks the nectar of flowers.

Author: ciekawe

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Hummingbird questions

How old is the hummingbird?

Hummingbirds live from 3 to 5 years old.

Answer: Marta


How much does a hummingbird weigh?

Depending on the species, the hummingbird weighs between 2 and 20 grams.

Answer: Marta


What do the hummingbird eat?

The hummingbirds catch tiny insects in flight and drink the nectar of flowers.

Answer: Marta


Where are the hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds occur in South America, mainly in the tropic zone.

Answer: Marta


What size is the hummingbird?

The length of the hummingbird’s body varies between 6 and 22 cm depending on the species.

Answer: Marta


How fast are the hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds reach the highest speed during the dive – almost 80 km / h.

Answer: Marta


How many flapping wings does a hummingbird do for a second?

The speed of wings flapping is influenced by many factors such as size, type of activity. I can not count it with my naked eye 🙂 Most sources give about 90-100 beats per second, and some even over 200.

Answer: Ola


Does the hummingbird have legs?

It has tiny legs, with four toes.

Answer: Marzenka