Found only in the Americas, hummingbirds are beloved all over the world for their brilliant colors, cute size and seemingly vibrating wings. These dazzling creatures are recognized for its compact size, iridescence and vividnessof their feathers.
With over 350 species of known hummingbird species and new species being described every year-all of them live in the North and South Americas, this lovely bird is one of the most beloved birds in America.
The name, hummingbird, comes from the humming noise their wings make as they beat so fast. Hummingbirds are the second largest family of birds but there are no hummingbirds found in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia or Antarctica. The bee hummingbird is the smallest hummingbird species in the world and measures 2.25 inches long. The average lifespan of a wild hummingbird is 5 years but some lived up to 12 years.
Brightly-colored, long beaks and fast-moving wings, hummingbirds are fascinating and beautiful birds. They're the smallest migrating bird. Unlike other species of birds migrating in flocks, hummingbirds typically travel alone for up to 500 miles at a time. Some hummingbirds will travel over 2,000 miles twice a year during their migration.
Hummingbirds have 1,000 to 1,500 feathers, the fewest number of feathers of any bird species in the world. They have no sense of smell but have very keen eyesight. An average hummingbird’s heart rate is more than 1,200 beats per minute, while a human's average heart rate is only 60 to 100 beats per minute at rest. At rest, a hummingbird takes an average of 250 breaths per minute while human's normal respiration rate for an adult is 12 to 20 breaths per minute. The average hummingbird feeds five to eight times per hour and they digest the sugar found in floral nectar.
Despite their small size, hummingbirds are one of the most aggressive bird species. They will regularly attack jays, crows, and hawks that infringe on their territory. Backyard birders often find they have one dominant hummingbird that guards all the feeders, chasing intruders away.
Hummingbirds have no sense of smell, but can hear and see much better than humans. They can see in ultraviolet light and can see further than human. Hummingbirds' brains make up 4.2% of their body weight. Proportionally speaking, they have the largest brains of the wild bird group. They have a great memory–they can remember every flower & feeder they've been to and how long it will take a flower to refill. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly up, down, sideways, forwards and backwards!
Mexican legend believes blue hummingbird god guided the Aztec's long migration to the Valley of Mexico therefore the hummingbird became the symbol of strength in life's struggle to elevate consciousness and follow one's dreams, symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being.
LAVISHY loves hummingbirds.
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