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Amazing Facts About the Hummingbird

Bee Hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird or Zunzuncito in Spanish. They are native to America and the majority of species are seen in the tropics areas. They are famous for their small size and beauty which attracts bird lovers the most.

Here are some facts about this tiny creature. 

1.They intake bees most of the time that’s why it is named after bees. Its size lies between 55 to 61 mm.

The male bird reaches up to 55 mm while the female can grow up to 61 mm.

2.They are so small in size and weigh around 2.6grams (female), 1.95 grams (male). Due to their small size people considered them insects. 

3.This tiny creature can fly for up to 20 hours restlessly and with their fast-beating wings help them to reach the speed up to 20-30 miles per hour.

4.They have super speed wings you can say like F1 racing cars. They can beat their wings up to 80 times per second I,e 4800 times per minute.

5.Can you imagine the size of its eggs?The female bird lays eggs (one or two) in a nest that they made for a living. They used that particular nest for a couple of days then they left as they do not take part in the nesting process. The size of the egg is roughly the size of coffee bean s.

6.After Etruscan Shrew(1,511) thought to have a faster heartbeat, Bee Hummingbirds are the second-fastest heartbeat of animals in the world. Their heartbeat can reach up to 1260 beats per minute.Others like Canary – 1,020 , Mouse- 450-750, Chick- 350-450, Rat-250-400,Crow- 378 etc.

7.They can live up to 7 years and unlucky many lose their life within the first year of their life. It is because of their rapid metabolism process. 

8.The giant hummingbird, weighing up to 18-24 grams which is the maximum.




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