Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in
the world, weighing only about as much
as a nickel.
Because of their tiny size, hummingbirds
approach the physical limits of existence
for warm-blooded animals.
Hummingbirds can hover, fly backwards,
forwards, and even briefly fly upside down.
A hummingbird’s resting heart rate is 250 bpm.
When hovering, their heart rate can reach
They consume nectar as well as small, soft
insects for protein.
Hummingbirds may visit up to 3,000 flowers
per day in search of life sustaining nectar.