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Most Amazing Facts About Hummingbirds

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Hummingbirds are nature's smallest warm blooded animals.

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Female hummingbirds can fly up to 1,700 miles Report Abuse
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The hummingbird has one of the largest brain to body weight ratios of all birds. Report Abuse
Although the hummingbirds brain is no larger than a small pea it makes up 4.2 percent of its body weight.
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It takes 15 to 22 days for hummingbird eggs to hatch. Report Abuse
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Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. Report Abuse
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The hummingbird's tongue is as long as its bill. Report Abuse
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A hummingbird uses spider webs to anchor its nest. Report Abuse
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Most Hummingbirds can fly over 35 miles an hour. Report Abuse
That breaks the speed limit in most cities.
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No hummingbird weighs over an ounce. Report Abuse
The smallest 'Cuban Bee' weighs one tenth of an ounce. The largest weighs 3/4 of an ounce.
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Hummingbirds can get caught in large spider webs. Report Abuse
The birds get tangled up in the sticky silk and can't fly and end up being caught by a predator.
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Most species of hummingbirds only lay 2 eggs. Report Abuse
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Hummingbirds return to the exact nesting site each year. Report Abuse
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Hummingbirds are the only noninsect species that lives on nectar Report Abuse
The small amount of protien they do need they get from gnats and other small insects.
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The hummingbird consumes half its weight in sugar everyday. Report Abuse
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The average temperature of a hummingbirds body is 105 degrees Report Abuse
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Hummingbirds chest muscles make up 30% of its total weight. Report Abuse
It needs these chest muscles to beat their wings so rapidly.
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A hummingbirds wings beat 50 to 200 times per second. Report Abuse
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A hummingbirds heart beats 1,260 beats per minute. Report Abuse
That is 125 times faster than a human's heart beats.
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Hummingbirds were an inspiration for the helicoptor. Report Abuse
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Hummingbirds are the best pollinators next to honey bees. Report Abuse
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Hummingbirds range in size from 2" to 7" Report Abuse
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