Hummingbird

can hummingbirds walk

Can Hummingbirds Walk?

Hummingbirds are often heard by their hum and recognized by their colourful feathers. Hummingbirds almost never stop moving, and they spend nearly all of their time up in the air. Hummingbirds are the only bird species that can hover, and fly backwards and upside down. The ability to hover enables […]

do hummingbirds pollinate

Do Hummingbirds Pollinate?

Hummingbirds play an important role in the pollination of many flowers. Many floral types have evolved to have specific characteristics to entrance hummingbirds to help floral reproduction. Hummingbirds are the ideal bird for pollination, because they feed so frequently. Like bees, they carry pollen from one plant to another and […]

do hummingbirds recognize humans

Do Hummingbirds Recognize Humans?

Hummingbirds are one of nature’s most beautiful creatures. A little known fact is that they’re not just beautiful and fast, but they also have incredible levels of memory for a bird. Hummingbirds, according to Science Mag, have such good recollection that they could give “the largest land mammal a run […]

can hummingbirds fly backwards

Can Hummingbirds Fly Backwards? Yes, They Can!

Hummingbirds are fascinating creatures, for plenty of reasons, their striking colours, the fact they weigh less than a nickel, but my favourite by far, their incredible gift for the way they fly. These little birds have a truly unique way of flying, and they can make manoeuvres no other bird […]

hummingbird facts for kids

Hummingbird Facts for Kids [20 Amazing Facts!]

Hummingbirds small and beautiful birds known for their agility and speed. Their slick and precise motions through the air are possible due to how fast they flap their wings. If you have ever seen one in mid-flight, the intricate and extraordinarily fast movements would look like nothing more than a […]

hummingbird beak

Learn All About a Hummingbirds Beak

One of the most striking birds, a hummingbird brings a smile to the faces of all enthusiasts lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this minuscule bird. Yet, though one of the most sought-after birds that many homeowners go out of their way to attract to their yard, little thought […]

how long does hummingbird nectar last

How Long Does Hummingbird Nectar Last?

Though nectar may be a hummingbird’s favorite food, it’s certainly a food choice that requires a lot more effort than that of standard bird seeds! Though all bird feeders should be monitored regularly, and fresh food and water supplied as often as possible – with nectar, the requirements are a […]

do hummingbirds eat bugs

Do Hummingbirds Eat Bugs? [13 Bugs On Their Menu!]

Avid birdwatchers will probably be familiar with the importance of feeding hummingbird plenty of their favorite food – that is, nectar! Yet, if you’ve managed to attract these most exquisite of feathered friends to your feeders, you may also be keen on offering something other than just nectar. The question […]