10 Interesting Facts!

  1. The hummingbird is the smallest bird species on planet earth, weighing only from 2 to 20 grams and measuring between 2.5-8 inches.
  2. The smallest hummingbird in the United States is the Calliope Hummingbird it measures a mere 3-3.2 inches.
  3. The smallest species of hummingbird is the Bee hummingbird of Cuba that weighs only about 1.8 to 2 grams
  4. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are so lightweight that you could mail 8 of them for the price of a 41-cent postage stamp!
  5. The Rufous hummingbird has the longest migration of any hummingbird species, they fly more than 3,000 miles.
  6. Hummingbirds can’t walk or hop. They are the only species of birds that can truly fly backwards and upside down, and can also hover in mid-air, fly sideways and upside-down.
  7. Hummingbirds beat their wings at a rate of 40-80 per second and fly 30 miles per hour.
  8. Hummingbirds have 1,000-1,500 feathers, the fewest number of feathers of any bird species in the world.
  9. Hummingbirds get their name from the humming sound produced by their wings when flying.
  10. The best place to see many species of hummingbirds is in Southeastern Arizona!
Fun Facts Bee Hummingbird

Male Bee Hummingbird

Fun Facts Female Bee Hummingbird

Female Bee Hummingbird