Perhaps one of the most sophisticated fliers on the Earth, these beautiful birds weave in and out of branches without rustling a leaf. The hummingbird is both strong and beautiful, possessing a unique sort of delicate beauty and mastery that few birds can compete with.
Watch this beautiful selection of hummingbirds, filmed in Ventura County, California:
While nothing beats observing a bird in motion, there are instances when photographers perfectly capture the beauty of this nimble bird. Take a look at these stunning photographs, alongside some intriguing facts:
1. Anna’s Hummingbird
Capturing the hummingbird in flight is no easy feat – this pretty bird flaps its wings as fast as 52 beats per second, making it challenging to capture its grace and swift motion clearly.
2. Wine-Throated Hummingbird
Hummingbirds may be small, but the weight of their brain makes up 4.2 percent of their body weight – the largest proportion in the bird kingdom.
3. Rufous Hummingbird
The hummingbird is very smart. They can remember every flower they have been too and how long it will take a flower to refill.
4. Violet-Crowned Woodnymph
Hummingbirds do not drink through their beaks. Rather, they lap up nectar with their tongues.