There are more than 350 species of hummingbirds in the world.
The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) weights approximately 1.8 grams, less than a U.S. penny. It is the smallest bird in the world, measuring just 2.2 inches long.
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Hummingbirds can fly up, down, left, right, forward, backward, and upside down too!
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Hummingbirds do everything fast. In just one minute they can flap their wings 50 times, have their heart beat 1200 times, and take 250 breaths of air.
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The Wandering Albatross is the bird with largest wingspan in the world, measuring just over 8 feet. The great wingspan allows this bird to glide for hours without having to flap it's wings.
The largest bird nest in North America is built by the American Bald Eagle. Their nests can be up to 14 feet deep and 8 feet wide.
The highest flying bird in the world is the Ruppell's Griffon vulture. It has been spotted flying at 37,000 feet, an altitude that only the most sophisticated jet planes can reach.
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