Incredibly skilled flyers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds can hover in mid-air like tiny helicopters, Propelled by wings that beat 53 times per second. They are the only birds on earth that can fly backwards. A single Ruby-throated Hummingbird can consume nectar from over 1,000 flowers in a single day, along with small insects and spiders. These birds are particularly attracted to red, tubular shaped blossoms, but will readily visit sugar-water feeders. During the spring courtship, the male performs a spectacular aerial display, swinging like a pendulum through the air while the female watches quietly.
- 500 Pieces
- Size: 18"x18"
- Photographer: Richard Dumoulin
Maker: Buffalo Games