Top 7 Facts About Hummingbirds

By: Anushka Jha

Hummingbirds are the world's smallest birds, with some species weighing less than a penny and measuring only a few inches long.


Their wings beat incredibly fast, with some species capable of flapping up to 80 times per second, allowing them to hover in mid-air and fly backwards.


Hummingbirds have a unique diet consisting mainly of nectar from flowers, which they extract using their long, specialized beaks and extendable tongues.


Contempt their small size, some hummingbird species undertake impressive migrations, traveling thousands of miles between their breeding and wintering grounds.


Their iridescent plumage reflects light in stunning colors, making them appear vibrant and shimmering in the sunlight.


Contempt their delicate appearance, hummingbirds can be fiercely territorial and will aggressively defend their feeding and nesting territories from intruders.


Hummingbirds play a crucial role in pollinating flowers, helping to facilitate the reproduction of numerous plant species and maintain ecosystem balance.


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