Amazing Hummingbirds – Education In Nature

Hummingbirds are amazing!

They are the only bird that can fly backwards.

Depending on the species, their wings beat at a rate of 12 to 90 times per SECOND!

 

My wife saved this fledging from the cats last summer.

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And here’s one at our feeder.

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The hummingbird’s heart rate can vary from 250 to 1200 beats per minute! (daytime)

At night the bird has the ability to lower its heart rate to 50-180 beats, allowing it to survive the night without feeding on nectar.

If you want to learn more about Hummingbirds, go HERE

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