Thursday, October 21

Facts about Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Facts

We are on letter Hh of the Gratitude Alphabet! H is for Hummingbird!

I'm thankful for Hummingbirds! There is nothing like sitting quietly in your backyard and watching the hummingbirds fly backwards, sideways, and upside down!! Hummingbirds can even hover in place! Hummingbirds are one of the smallest birds in the world. The Bee hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. 

Continue reading to find out more about hummingbirds.

What are you thankful for that begins with the letter Hh?


Facts about Hummingbirds:

1. There are over 350 different hummingbird species.

2. Hummingbirds can weigh up to 4.5 grams. A nickel weighs about 5 grams.

3. The hummingbird is the smallest migrating bird.

4. Hummingbirds have no sense of smell.

5. Hummingbirds can’t walk or hop. They can only use their small legs to perch.

6. Hummingbird eggs are about the size of a very small jelly bean. The eggs weigh no more than a paper clip.

7. Hummingbirds can live up to five years.

8. The rarest type of the hummingbird species is the Leucistic hummingbird.


Books about hummingbirds and being thankful:

1. Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird's Amazing Journey by Robert Burleigh

2. Chiri the Hummingbird: by Jo Blake

3. Harry the Hummingbird: by Patricia Thorpe

4. About Hummingbirds: by Cathryn Sill

5. Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood

6. Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

Parents please be sure all books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.

Don't forget to be kind. Always remember to say please when you ask for something and be sure to say thank you when you receive what you asked for. 


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