Most interesting species of hummingbirds
• The most beautiful hummingbirds
Hummingbird - the smallest bird of the Earth. Their squad has more than 300 species. The largest representative Hummingbird has a length of 22 cm; weight - 20 grams, the smallest - 5, 7 cm, weight 1, 6 grams. It is worth noting that half the above figures accounted for the tail and beak.
These birds are notable not only for its size, but also appearance. Males hummingbirds are very bright plumage and attract the eye. Among the other advantages can be mentioned the ability to fly backward, reach speeds up to 80 km / h and make up to 80-100 flapping wings in the second.
Hummingbirds feed on nectar of flowers and small insects, which they get help with a long thin beak and tongue. Feed these creatures are just on the fly, never sitting on the flower.
15th place. Hummingbirds Leucochloris albicollis. Occupation: White-hummingbird.
14th place. Chilean firecrown. Rod: firecrown.
13th place. Glittering hummingbirds. Rod: Fialkouhi.
12th place. Ruby-throated hummingbird. Rod: Kolibri-arhilohusy.
11th place. Hummingbirds Lophornis delattrei. Rod: lophornis.
10th place. Chestnut-breasted coronet. Rod: boissonneaua.
9 place. Hummingbirds Elvira cupreiceps. Rod: Hummingbird Elvira.
8 place. Hummingbirds Heliodoxa jacula. Rod: heliodoxa.
7th place. Violet talluraniya. Rod: Kolibri-taluranii.
6 place. Rufous hummingbird. Rod: Kolibri-selasforusy.
5 th place. Purple boissonneaua. Rod: boissonneaua.
4th place. Hummingbirds Colibri thalassinus. Rod: Fialkouhi.
3 rd place. Hummingbirds Chrysolampis mosquitus. Rod: Ruby hummingbirds.
2 nd place. Anna's Hummingbird. Rod: Kolibri-kalipty.
1 place. Hummingbirds Calypte costae. Rod: Kolibri-kalipty.