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Hummingbird Facts

Sunday, May 5, 2019 2:36 PM

Hummingbird Facts

  • Hummingbirds are very acrobatic. They can fly forward, sideways, upside-down and backwards. They can also hover in mid-air.
  • The hummingbird's favorite color is red.
  • Hummingbirds have very weak feet and can barely walk, but they like to perch.
  • A hummingbird can fly an average of 30 MPH and, in a dive, can reach speeds up to 60 MPH
  • Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world. They take 250 breaths per minute when at rest. Their heart beats up to 1,260 times per minute.
  • The hummingbird's average life span is 5 years.
  • Hummingbirds eat insects -- they especially love spiders!

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