Hummingbirds
(the family Trochilidae) As Birds In The Wild

Hummingbirds are New World birds that constitute the family Trochilidae. 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).
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Hummingbird hovers near blue flowers
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Hummingbird hovers near blue flowers


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Hummingbird sips
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Hummingbird sips


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Hummingbird moves to sunlit blooms
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Hummingbird moves to sunlit blooms


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So many flowers, so little time
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So many flowers, so little time


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At last some green for camouflage
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At last some green for camouflage


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Hummingbird stretches after a filling meal
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Hummingbird stretches after a filling meal


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The delicious look of Marge hair
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The delicious look of Marge hair


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For some hummingbirds, modesty prevails
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For some hummingbirds, modesty prevails


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A true marksman, dead center every time
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A true marksman, dead center every time


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Solitary hummingbird hums to self
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Solitary hummingbird hums to self


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