Here are some fascinating facts about hummingbirds

Acrobatic Flyers: Hummingbirds are the only birds capable of flying in various directions.

They can hover forward, backward, sideways, and even upside-down! Their name comes from the humming sound produced by their rapid wing beats during flight

Insatiable Appetite: These tiny birds have an impressive metabolism—almost 100 times faster than that of an elephant!

To sustain themselves, they feed on nectar and insects like ants, gnats, mosquitoes, and wasps. Hummingbirds can visit between 1,000 and 2,000 flowers daily in search of food

Parental Roles: Female hummingbirds lay just two eggs and are solely responsible for building the nest.

The young hummingbirds remain in the nest for approximately three weeks. Meanwhile, male hummingbirds often seek new mates after the young hatch

Remarkable Migrations: Despite being the world’s smallest birds, hummingbirds embark on impressive migrations spanning hundreds or even thousands of miles.

While most North American hummingbirds migrate seasonally between breeding and wintering grounds, they do so individually rather than in flocks. These agile travelers prepare for their journey by gaining up to 40% of their body weight.