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Hummingbirds are New World birds that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in).

Basic Facts About Hummingbirds - Defenders of Wildlife


Hummingbirds are small, colorful birds with iridescent feathers. Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that ...

What Is a Hummingbird? - Characteristics and Behavior


What makes these birds so different from other common backyard birds? When backyard birders better understand what makes hummingbirds unique, they can  ...

Description of a Hummingbird | eHow


Description of a Hummingbird. Hummingbirds are fast, small and seem to remain within sight for only mere seconds. There are seventeen species in North ...

Hummingbird Facts - Annenberg Learner


Facts about hummingbirds and migration. ... Hummingbirds. Hummingbird Facts Teaching Suggestions · turning in flight. Characteristics · hummer nest

Hummingbird | Define Hummingbird at Dictionary.com


Hummingbird definition, a very small nectar-sipping New World bird of the family Trochilidae, characterized by the brilliant, iridescent plumage of the male, ...

Lucifer Hummingbird, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of ...


Photograph of adult male, sound file, description, range and status.

Magnificent Hummingbird, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell ...


Photographs of male and female, sound file, description, range and status.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Identification, All About Birds - Cornell ...


A flash of green and red, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is eastern North America's sole breeding hummingbird. These brilliant, tiny, precision-flying creatures ...

Species - Hummingbirds.net


Each page features photos of the adult male (left) and adult female (right), a physical description, and additional info about that species. Where available, pages ...

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Hummingbird Description & Interesting Physical Curiosities


The average hummingbird measures about 3.5 - 4 inches (8.9 - 10 cm) and weighs about 0.106 ounces (3 grams). The smallest - the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba ...

Hummingbird Facts - World of Hummingbirds .com


Here are some interesting hummingbird facts and general information about hummingbirds.

Amazing facts about hummingbirds | OneKind


Some hummingbirds are so small, they have been known to be caught by dragonflies and praying mantis, trapped in spider's webs, snatched by frogs and stuck ...