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Friday, June 22, 2012

World's Smallest Bird - Cute Little Hummingbirds

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Found only in North and South America, Hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world. Hummingbirds can fly backwards and only a group of birds can do this. Bee hummingbirds live on Cuba and on Isla de la Juvantud. These 5.7 cm long Male Bee Hummingbirs weigh weigh 1.6g. Females are a bit larger than Male ones. They can fly at a maximum speed of 80 km/h. Their wings flap up to 80 times a second.

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Most hummingbirds have bills that are long and straight or nearly so, but in some species the bill shape is adapted for specialized feeding. Maximum life expectancy of hummingbirds is 8 years.


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