Hummingbird Speech

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Have you ever wondered just how fast a Hummingbird's wing beats? Or how many times a Hummingbird’s heart beats per minute? Well, I am here to enlighten your bird loving souls. For those of you who don’t know, a Hummingbird’s wing can beat up to 200 times per second, and a Hummingbird’s heart while in flight can beat up to 1,250 times per minute. Special muscles in their “shoulder” areas allow for them to fly in all directions, up, down, left, right you name it. These are just the basic facts, now let’s get into the good stuff.

Hummingbirds include the smallest birds in the world, but they belong to one of the largest group of birds, the Trochilidae family. These enchanting birds are found in deserts, mountains, and plains, but most live in tropical rainforests. Their name refers to the humming sound made by their tiny, beating wings; each species creates a different humming sound, depending on the speed of its wing beats. In the Caribbean, people call the hummingbird el zunzun. These energetic dynamos have been around for ages; hummingbird fossils found in Germany are said to be more than 30 million years old.
There are 328 hummingbird species. The smallest is the bee hummingbird from Cuba, and the largest is the giant hummingbird from South America. Hummingbird bills come in different sizes and shapes, too. The long, slender bill is adapted to collect nectar from flowers. The bill protects the long, split tongue and allows each hummingbird species to feed on specific
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