A Rare Footage Of Hummingbirds Enjoying The Rain Shower

ViralHogPublished: May 16, 20181,606 plays$4.48 earned
Published: May 16, 2018

Hummingbirds can serve as harbingers of spring, but they do not have much time to stop and enjoy the aroma of roses. They are too busy consuming nectar to provide their super-fast metabolism, which is the fastest among warm-blooded animals on the planet. All this energy allows the hummingbird to perform amazing physical feats. They flap their wings about 80 times per second, do 250 breaths per minute, and the heart rate is 72,000 beats per hour. Some species of hummingbirds can also perform incredible flights for several hundred miles.

There are more than 350 species of hummingbirds known to science so far/ This includes the smallest birds on Earth (5.7 cm in size and 1.6 grams in weight). At the same time, there are hummingbirds and larger sizes (length up to 21.6 cm, weight up to 20 g). The smallest species - the hummingbird is found in Cuba, almost 7 cm long and weighing less than 2 g. These are very mobile, fervent and unsettling birds, showing extreme courage in attacks on relatively large birds, especially during chicks' withdrawal. And they are insanely beautiful - feathers come in a variety of colors!

In this video, the hummingbirds are shot close-up and admiring them is incredibly pleasant! They are always in a wild hurry, so it's very unusual to see a hummingbird that relaxes in the rain. It is all the more unusual to see its tiny wings, which are at rest.

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