Hummingbirds are highly specialized birds that feed exclusively on nectar that they extract from flowers by using their long bills. Their vision is extremely sensitive to allow them to respond quickly during their rapid flight, and their metabolisms are the highest among all animals except for insects. Their hearts can beat over 1000 times per minute, and during that same time they can take up to 250 breaths. They can also go into a hibernation state known as torpor to conserve energy when food is scarce, slowing down their bodily functions and becoming nearly catatonic.
Hummingbirds are a diverse group that emerged around 40 million years ago. All species live exclusively in the Americas, and due to their specialization between species, over a hundred types of hummingbirds can coexist in a single region.
- Recommended Age: 5+
- Size in cm: 25.5 L x 7.62 W x 20.5 H
- Size in inches: 10.04 L x 3.0 W x 8.07 H
- UPC: 095866002947