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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What kind of animal is Hummingbird?

A hummingbird is a small bird that belongs to the family Trochilidae, which is native to the Americas.

Hummingbirds are known for their ability to hover in the air by flapping their wings very fast, creating a humming sound.

Hummingbirds have long and thin bills that they use to feed on nectar from flowers and small insects.

Hummingbirds have very colorful and shiny feathers, especially the males, which use them to attract mates.

Hummingbirds have a very high metabolism and can enter a state of torpor to save energy when food is scarce or at night.

Hummingbirds are very diverse, with about 366 species and 113 genera.
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What does the Hummingbird look like?

A hummingbird is a small bird with a long, slender bill and iridescent feathers.

It can hover in the air by flapping its wings very fast, creating a humming sound.

Hummingbirds come in many colours, such as green, blue, purple, red, and orange.

Some of the smallest hummingbirds are only 5.5 cm long, while the largest ones can reach 20 cm.

Hummingbirds feed on flower nectar and small insects.

They are native to the Americas and have about 320 species.

Some additional facts are:
  • Hummingbirds have a high metabolic rate and can enter a state of torpor to conserve energy when food is scarce or at night.
  • Hummingbirds have specialized feathers that reflect light and create dazzling colours, especially in males.
    Some hummingbirds also have ornamental crests, tails, or throat patches.
  • Hummingbirds are among the most agile and acrobatic flyers, able to fly backwards, sideways, and even upside down.
    They can also migrate long distances, such as the rufous hummingbird that travels from Alaska to Mexico.
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