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Do hummingbirds eat the most food for birds if not where is it's place?
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Aristotle classified all flying organisms as what?
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There are gray hummingbirds where i live and they aren't in the book of northern American birds. are they a new species?
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Do hummingbirds spray at each other when they are fighting?
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Where does most of your the breakdown of food take place?
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Why do humming birds flap their wings so fast?
Hummingbirds must move their wings at incredibly fast speeds because they fly differently than other birds. Hummingbirds must hover in one place while feeding -- something other birds cannot do by simply flapping their wings up and down (which moves the bird up, rather than keeps it in place). In order to do this, hummingbirds move their wings in a reverse figure-8 pattern, which provides a lift counterbalanced by a downdraft. The average wingbeat of a Ruby-throated hummingbird (one of the most common in North America) is over 50 beats per minute! They flap their wings so much so they can hover in front of flowers and get nectar without actually landing.