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Hummingbirds are birds native to the Americas and are among the smallest of birds.
They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by the beating of their wings. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, which vary from around 12 beats per second in the largest species, to in excess of 80 in some of the smallest.
Did you know:
- Hummingbirds have a tongue that’s grooved in the shape of a “W”
- Hummingbirds have tiny hairs on the tips of their tongues to help them lap up nectar.
- Hummingbirds have no sense of smell but can hear better than humans
- Hummingbirds are attracted to bright colors, especially reds
- Hummingbirds can see further than humans
- Hummingbirds have a great memory – they remember every flower & feeder they’ve been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.
- A hummingbird’s heart beats up to 1,260 times per minute.
- A baby hummingbird is roughly the size of a penny and is unable to fly.
- The average lifespan of a hummingbird is 5 years,
- Hummingbirds fly at an average of 25-30 miles per hour and are able to dive up to 50 miles per hour.