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Burton, R. (2001). The world of the hummingbird. Willowdale, ON: Firefly Books Limited. Newfield, N. (2001).

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2 Burton, R. (2001). The world of the hummingbird. Willowdale, ON: Firefly Books Limited. Newfield, N. (2001). Hummingbirds. Toronto, ON: Key Porter Books Limited. World of hummingbirds. Retrieved September 28, 2009, from References

3 Outline Behavior Habitat Anatomy Diet Breeding Migration

4 Beat their wings ~15 to ~70 bps

5 Size of Hummingbirds Bee Hummingbird Giant hummingbird Lives in Cuba 2.5 inches long Lives in South America 8 inches long

6 135 Second largest family: ~360 species

7 Allen’s Ruby-throated Broad-tailed Xantus Lucifer White-eared RufousCalliope Violet-crowned

8 Anatomy of Hummers

9 Intelligence Can’t Walk and Smell Body temperature ~40 degree Heart rate ~1,200 bpm Life span ~5 years

10 How to understand their gender? buildyourownbirdhouseplans.com male female

11 Do you know a bird can fly back?

12 scatteredsquirrels.tumblr.com A bird is hovering!

13 Feeding Eat every ~15 minutes Highest metabolism in the warm blooded

14 Pollen Beak

15 Fighting hummingbirds

16 Bathing

17 Sleeping Time During torpor: Heart rate ~ 50 bps Body temp ~ 20 degree Save 60% energy

18 Breeding

19 Ready to go!

20 Passengers on Geese! Fly ~20 miles/day ~1600km Researcher put band their leg

21 Migration ~30% fatten up before migrate Don’t fly from high

22 How to attract hummingbirds? Food Bee Balm Butterfly Bush Rose of Sharon Trumpet Vine Enough space Sunlight

23 Friendly bird


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