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Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air
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Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air

Brilliantly colored, tiny, and super agile, hummingbirds are unlike any other birds in the world. Named after the humming sound they create, these energetic beauties can beat their wings 12 to 80 times per second.

More than 300 species sip nectar and pollinate flowers across North and South America. Meet the smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet.

NATURE/PBS
Infographic: All About Hummingbirds

Infographic: All About Hummingbirds

Did you know a hummingbird may visit 1,000 flowers in a single day? Find more amazing facts about this diverse group of pollinators. More...

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NATURE/PBS
Hummingbird Hover

Hummingbird Hover

Can you fill the nectar tank and move to the next flower...and level? Better yet can you do it in a fraction of a second? Take this easy math challenge. More...

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Wild Kratts/PBS
How Sweet It Is! Explore the Roles of Color and Sugar Content in Hummingbirds’ Food Preferences

How Sweet It Is! Explore the Roles of Color and Sugar Content in Hummingbirds’ Food Preferences

Do you love watching hummingbirds? Are you curious about what kind of food attracts them? Try this simple science project. More...

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Science Buddies
Hummingbirds: Photo Gallery

Hummingbirds: Photo Gallery

This stunning photo gallery is packed with facts. Meet a variety of hummingbird species and discover how they attract mates, find nutritious plants, and conserve energy. More...

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National Geographic
You’re a What? Ornithologist

You’re a What? Ornithologist

If you love birds, you might want to consider a career as an ornithologist. What do these scientists do? How do they train and prepare? Find out from Amanda Rodewald. More...

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U.S. Department of Labor
3 Remarkable Hummingbird Discoveries

3 Remarkable Hummingbird Discoveries

Hummingbirds can't survive on nectar alone. They need to snack on soil for calcium and bugs for protein. Gross, but nutritional. Learn more bizarre facts, like how much they pee. More...

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Scientific American
Birds: Hummingbird

Birds: Hummingbird

More than 300 species of hummingbirds live across North, Central, and South America. The smallest species is only 2 inches tall. Explore these colorful, wide-ranging birds. More...

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San Diego Zoo
High-Speed Video Shows How Hummingbirds Really Drink

High-Speed Video Shows How Hummingbirds Really Drink

Using high-speed, high-magnification video and see-through flowers, researchers were surprised to see that hummingbirds use their tongue to trap nectar. See for yourself. More...

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WIRED
Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

Ever notice a hummingbird strolling on the ground? Probably not, their feet are too small for walking. Watch videos and read the latest news on these nectar-lovers. More...

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BBC
Hummingbirds and Global Warming

Hummingbirds and Global Warming

Scientists have noticed dramatic shifts in hummingbird distribution due to global warming. See how some species have changed their migratory routes and expanded their wintering ranges. More...

Video
CONNECT
Hummingbirds Trivia Quiz

Hummingbirds Trivia Quiz

Do you know the hummingbird’s favorite color? Or why they have long bills? Test your hummingbird smarts with this fun quiz. More...

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FunTrivia.com

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