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All About Birds: Hummingbirds (19 Pics)

#16 The flight forces the bird to do as many as 80 wingsbeats per second.

This action takes a lot of strength and energy. She replenishes them by sitting down on a flower and drinking its nectar.

But this is not the only source of her food. Small insects are also good sources of vitality. Hummingbirds are able to eat poor fellows from the web.

#17 This bird spends a huge amount of energy during the flight. Therefore, its energy is spent faster, and it has to be replenished more often.

This is why a hummingbird can refresh itself every 10 minutes. That is, according to calculations, per day at such a rate, the hummingbird eats food more than its own weight.

#18 Unlike other birds, hummingbirds can fly backwards and up and down.

No bird is capable of this. Scientists explain this by the fact that the bulk of the bird is made up of flying muscles. And this is 25-30% of the total weight.

The hummingbird's unusual body structure helps it move in such angles. In addition, the hummingbird, due to the attachment of the wings only in the area of the shoulders, is able to quickly accelerate at impressive speeds and stay in the air for a long time.

The heart, which is three times the size of the stomach, surprises with its firmness. The number of his contractions is approximately 1200 beats per minute.

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