Top 10 Most Incredible Facts About Hummingbirds
Some species of hummingbird can beat their wings over 200 times a second: Obviously the fastest of any bird I wonder if insects have faster wing beats though.
Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards: Most birds can swiftly turn around and fly in any direction, but it's more efficient to not even have to turn around.
A single hungry hummingbird can visit and pollinate over 3000 flowers a day: Many people look to bees as the number one pollinator, but hummingbirds have a lot to wear on their sleeves as well.
Hummingbirds can consume up to 8 times their body weight in one day: Hummingbirds aren't the only animals who eat an extreme amount,It's partly because they're so light.
The heart rate of hummingbirds can reach over 1200 times a minute: So, as hummingbirds can reach 1200 heartbeats in a single minute, about 20 heartbeats a second, with no problem.
Hummingbirds have the larges: They have a very good memory, and usually have a good idea of where every flower in their territory is and how long it takes to refill with nectar.
Hummingbirds can fly upside down:Just like how they can fly backwards, hummingbirds can also fly upside down, with their head to the ground and legs to the sky.
Hummingbird tongues are so long that when retracted, they wrap under the jaw, and then behind and over the head: This was hard to believe when I saw it, but after multiple sources confirmed it
Hummingbirds have to clean their feathers much more often than other birds: In comparison with other birds, hummingbirds have to clean their feathers an extremely high amount.
The average hummingbird weighs less than a nickel:While birds are usually pretty light in weight due to feathers and hollow bone to help the air currents give them some extra lift while flying.