North American Hummingbirds average 53 beats per second in normal flight! Can your fingers keep up? Click “start” below and, on go, click in the box below for 5 seconds to compare your finger speed to a hummingbirds!
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Wingspan and Wingbeats
Hummingbird wingspans range from the tiny Bee Hummingbird which lives in Cuba to the Giant Hummingbird which makes its home in South America. Look below to see how wingbeat speed compares to wingspans. Do you notice any trend?
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