Project Description

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

DID YOU KNOW?

Hummingbirds can fly forwards, hover in place and are the only known birds to fly backwards. The ruby-throated hummingbird flaps its wings 80 times per second.

The black and blue salvia and is their go to choice for nectar on the patio. A second favorite is the homemade sugar water. The feedings typically are the busiest  30-60 minutes prior to sunset and the best time for viewing. Only four months till they arrive!

TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Animal
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Birds
Order: Apodiformes

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GRAMS – AVG WEIGHT OF RUBY-THROATED
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BEATS PER MINUTE – AVG HEART RATE
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MPH – AVG FORWARD SPEED
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