People are fascinated in a huge way by these tiny Hummers. So, here is a collection of Hummingbird trivia and Hummingbird facts:
While many of us are familiar with the ruby-throated hummingbird, there are over 300 species of hummers.
These are smart birds. Their brain-to-body ratio is the largest of all birds.
Hummingbirds flap their wings 50-200 times per minute.
Pulling up from dives, hummingbirds pull almost 10g’s.
Their heartbeat is 1,200 per minute.
While hummingbirds’ diet consists largely of nectar, they also consume tree sap, pollen, and insects. Among the insects they eat are mosquitoes.
Speaking of diet, hummingbirds consume 2 times their weight per day.
They need to feed every 10 minutes. That’s why they are such frequent visitors to your feeder.
Hummers remember every flower in their territory and how long it takes to get there.
Their lifespan is 3-12 years.
Hummingbird eggs are about the size of a jelly bean. There will be 1-3 eggs in the nest.
It takes 15-18 days for the eggs to hatch.
At rest, hummingbirds breathe 250 times per minute.
Hummingbirds have weak feet and are not good at walking.