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I was going to layoff the hummingbird posts for a while, but personally this is my favorite so far. Thanks Regenia for the title!! :o)
Did you know?
Hummingbirds wings beat about 40-50 times per second in normal flight
30% of a hummingbird's weight consists of flight muscles
Hummingbirds fly about 25mph in normal flight and up to 40mph in a courtship dive
The heart beats about 250 times per minute while at rest, about 1,220 per minute while flying, but slows to 50 beats per minute at night (this is called torpor).
It takes about 250 breaths per minute while at rest
A hummingbird has a mass of about 3-4g (a nickel weighs about 5g); may nearly double mass prior to migration by putting on extra fat
A tiny hummingbird can consume up to 50% of its weight in nectar each day.
(Source: University of Washington Nature Mapping)
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