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Hummingbird Facts And More About The Smallest Bird Species

Published on 21 May 2021 / In Pets & Animals

Find out more about these Hummingbird Facts in our article:

Native to the Americas, the average hummingbird weighs 5 grams - or just as heavy as a single sheet of paper. Despite their size, being a hummingbird is no small feat. As the smallest migratory birds, hummingbirds can fly non-stop for 800km, stretching about 500 miles.

Known for flying solo, they’re also one of the only animals that can migrate without company. Aside from their remarkable flying skills, what else is there to know about the world’s tiniest birds? Watch on to find out in our Hummingbird Facts video!

1:00 Hummingbirds regularly visit over 1,000 flowers per day.
1:23 Hummingbird eggs are the size of jelly beans.
1:34 Hummingbird nests are smaller than a dollar bill.
1:58 Hummingbirds don’t walk.
2:07 Hummingbirds eat a lot of nectar.
2:16 Hummingbirds have a decent lifespan.
2:24 The birds are named for the sound they make.
2:34 Hummingbirds don’t have a sense of smell.
2:51 Hummingbirds don’t mate for life.
3:01 Hummingbirds can recognize humans.
3:12 In flight, hummingbirds have an average heart rate of 1200 bpm.
3:40 Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.
3:56 There are over 300 species of hummingbirds.
4:08 The broad-tailed hummingbird lives in mountainous regions.
4:25 The ruby throated hummingbirds are a solitary species.
4:50 The black-chinned hummingbird is one of the smallest species.
5:14 Rufous hummingbirds can fly over 3,000 km.
5:36 The Calliope hummingbird is the smallest bird in the U.S.
5:52 Anna's hummingbird has a long extendable tongue.
6:13 The bee hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world.
6:40 The biggest hummingbird is the Patagona Gigas.
7:04 Hummingbirds can migrate at night or day.
7:25 Hummingbirds enter a hibernation-like state.
7:52 Some hummingbird species prefer not to migrate.
8:18 Hummingbirds can look like a dead bird while in Torpor state.
8:41 Hummingbirds will eat 25% of their daily intake after the Torpor state.
8:59 Hummingbirds are the world's smallest warm-blooded animals.
9:19 The rufous hummingbird is the longest migrating hummingbird species.
9:32 Hummingbirds are also known as the "flying jewels".
9:50 Hummingbirds can recognize flowers they have already visited.

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snauzie 30 days ago

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snauzie 30 days ago

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