Photo 1        Here is a pic of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Female or Juvenile) hovering to suck nectar from the flower. Hummingbirds are the smallest bird species in North America. A hummingbird is so small that it looks like an insect. We've heard from Naturalist Matt of Arboretum that Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. A hummingbird flies at an average speed of 25-30 mph and can dive up to 60 mph*. This pic was shot in Chaska, MN (September 2009). For more info on Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, click here (Cornell Lab of Ornithology).
Ruby-throated Hummingbird アカノドハチドリが、花のみつを吸っています。ハチドリは、北米で一番小さい鳥です。あまり小さいので、昆虫と見間違えします。Naturalist Matt さんによれば、ハチドリは、後ろ向きに飛べる唯一の鳥だそうです。平均飛行速度は、25-30 mph (時速33-48 km) そして、降下最高速度は、60 mph (時速97 km)
に達するそうです。
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Photo: 1  Hummingbird Hovers  |  2  Hummingbird Rests (See its tongue)
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* World of Hummingbirds
Hummingbird (ハチドリ) in Japanese


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