# How Many Times Does a Hummingbird Flap Its Wings Per Second?

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Depending on the type of hummingbird, they can flap their wings anywhere from 12 - 80 times per second. They can also fly backwards and are the only birds with this ability.
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On average, hummingbirds flap their wings about 50 times per second.
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