There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds - an amazing family  of birds found only in the New World. Their ability to hover for extended  periods of time and even fly backwards makes them unique in the bird world.  What they lack in size, they make up for with energy; the pinnacle of this  being the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds incredible ability to flap up to 200  times per second during courtship displays. Though tiny, male hummingbirds  are among the most flashy birds in the…

There are about 338 different species of hummingbirds - an amazing family of birds found only in the New World. Their ability to hover for extended periods of time and even fly backwards makes them unique in the bird world. What they lack in size, they make up for with energy; the pinnacle of this being the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds incredible ability to flap up to 200 times per second during courtship displays. Though tiny, male hummingbirds are among the most flashy birds in the…

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