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s from the family, Trochildae Hummingbird Wiki Hummingbirds
are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) in length.
They are known as hummingbirds
because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, typically around 50 times per second, allowing them also to fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph). Hummingbirds
have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal. To conserve energy when food is scarce, and nightly when not foraging, they go into torpor, a state similar to hibernation, slowing metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate. Collective Noun
A group of humming birds has several collective nouns including Charm, glittering, shimmer, tune, bouquet, and hover. Hummingbird Species Andean Emerald, Amazilia franciae Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna Blue-chested Hummingbird, Amazilia amabilis Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus, alexandri Black-bellied Hummingbird, Eupherusa nigriventris Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer, Chalybura urochrysia Bronzy Inca, Coeligena coeligena Buff-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia yucatensis Coppery-headed Emerald, Elvira cupreiceps Costa's Hummingbird, Calypte costae Crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica Fawn-breasted Brilliant Hummingbird, Heliodoxa rubinoides Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Panterpe insignis Green-crowned Brilliant Hummingbird, Heliodoxa jacula Green-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania fannyi Green Hermit, Phaethornis guy Green Thorntail, Discosura conversii Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus Gorgeted Woodstar, Chaetocercus heliodor Long-billed Hermit, Phaethornis longirostris Long-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus kingi smaragdinus Magnificent Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens Purple-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis calolaema Red-billed Streamertail, Trochilus polytmus Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus Snowy-bellied Hummingbird, Amazilia Edward Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Phaeochroa cuvierii Scintillant Hummingbird, Selasphorus scintilla Snowcap, Microchera albocoronata Violet-crowned Woodnymph, Thalurania colombica Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus Volcano Hummingbird, Selasphorus flammula Velvet-purple Coronet, Boissonneaua jardini White-bellied Mountain-gem, Oreopyra hemileucus Western Emerald, Chlorostilbon melanorhynchus White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora White-throated Mountain-gem, Lampornis castaneoventris White-vented Plumeleteer, Chalybura buffonii White-whiskered Hermit, Phaethornis yaruqui Photography Workshops and Tours I have a wide variety of photo workshops and tours that feature wildlife and nature. Some of them are heavy on the bird side of things. Check out my website Wildlife Workshops and see which ones you'd like to join! You will be AMAZED!