Hummingbirds

Did you know that hummingbirds make this amazing vibrating sound when their wings are fluttering at a hundreds mph? I didn’t either…until I heard this weird noise outside my window, looked up and saw this tiny little bird fluttering around. SubhanAllah!

(This is somebody else’s beautiful picture from Flickr)
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2 Responses to Hummingbirds

  1. Zoe Ann Hinds says:

    I loved the photo, even if it was taken by someone else.

    I thought you might enjoy learning a few other interesting facts about the hummingbird.

    Speed

    While at rest, a hummingbird takes 250 breaths per minute.

    The heart rate of a hummingbird is 1,260 times per minute.

    Hummingbirds travel at an average speed of 25 miles per hour.

    Flight

    Hummingbirds can fly forward, backward, and upside down. They fly backwards by spreading their tail and then doing a backwards somersault.

    The pectoral or flight muscles of a hummingbird accounts for ¼ of its total body weight. In humans, the pectoral muscles account for 5 percent of our total body weight.

    Other

    Albino hummingbirds exist. Albino hummingbirds are NOT a seperate species of hummingbird. Albinism is caused by a gentic change that prevents the formation of dark-colored pigment in feathers. This is a very rare occurance. There are varing degrees of albinism. Tipically, albino hummingbirds don’t live long. This is because they often have poor eyesite and more bittle feathers then other hummingbirds and this causes them to have a reduced flying ability.

    If you would like much more information about hummingbirds, please click the link below. The site contains many articles about hummingbirds, video clips about hummingbirds, an informative tips booklet on hummingbirds, and much more.

    Click Here To Visit About Hummingbirds

    Happy Hummingbird watching everyone!

    Zoe Ann Hinds

  2. Zoe, I understand your passion for these amazing birds…they are simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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