Fascinating Facts: Hummingbirds

on July 1, 2017


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  • Hummingbirds can fly just as easily backwards as they can forwards.
  • Hummingbirds lay the tiniest bird eggs, each weighing less than a jelly bean.
  • The average ruby-throated hummingbird weighs less than a nickel.
  • Hummingbirds have little sense of smell but very keen eyesight.
  • Though tiny, hummingbirds are very aggressive. They will attack large hawks and crows that invade their territory, then dart away.
  • Hummingbirds can remember which flowers they visit so they don’t waste time returning to empty ones.
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