Serenity Spell

I captured this brave beauty at Butterfly World’s Jewels of the Sky Aviary, the largest free-flight hummingbird aviary in the United States. It’s a most amazing, beautiful, and fairy-like place — a huge and lush flower-filled habitat of Hummingbirds, Honeycreepers, and Euphonias.

Fun and Fascinating Facts About Hummingbirds:

  • Hummingbirds are the second largest family of birds, with more than 325 species
  • Early Spanish explorers called hummingbirds “Flying Jewels”
  • Hummingbirds are found only in North and South America
  • It’s the smallest bird — and the smallest of all animals — with a backbone
  • Despite their diminutive size, hummingbirds are aggressive and territorial, regularly attacking jays, crows and hawks
  • Hummingbirds have the largest brain of all birds — 4.2% of its total body weight
  • Many hummingbirds die during the first year but those that do survive have an average lifespan of 3-4 years. The longest-living hummingbird was a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird that…

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About narhvalur

Environmentalist, Animal Lover, Birder,Equastrian
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  1. FeyGirl says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this bright beauty! ♥

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