Stunning hummingbird close-ups reveal their true beauty

When someone describes a bird as beautiful or strong you would probably think of some big eagle or cute parrot first.

That’s perfectly fine thinking, but they also have good competition that may not be as well known.

These are perhaps the best photos available on the internet, showing hummingbirds from a very close range. There is also some very interesting information about them.

Green-crowned brilliant

Chris Morgan

These species of birds have such a fascinating appearance that no other bird is similar to them.

Wine-throated hummingbird

Knut Eisermann

They are extraordinary in the air. No other bird can boast of being able to fly backwards and hover except them.

Rufous hummingbird

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Their wingspan is invisible to humans, as it is a speed of 50 to 80 times per second, which is fascinating.

Costin kolibri

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It is almost impossible to legibly photograph their wings while on the move.

Rufous hummingbird

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Their wings make movements in the shape of the number 8, which actually allows them to float.

Marvelous spatuletail

Max Waugh

During diving their wings can conduct a speed of 200 swings in one second.

Fiery-throated hummingbird

Mauro Roman

The speed of their flapping of wings creates the sound that actually gave them their name.

Rufous hummingbird

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In addition to the wings, their metabolism is incredibly fast, and in terms of their weight varies a lot day and night.

Violet-crowned woodnymph

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They eat a daily amount of sugar that is from half their weight up to 8 times higher.

Rufous hummingbird

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Violet sabrewing hummingbird

Larry

It is not uncommon for their heart to beat up to 1200 times per minute, even more.

Anna’s hummingbird

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Fiery-throated hummingbird

Cyn Vargas

Wine-throated hummingbird

José Antonio Yee

Fiery-throated hummingbird

Alvaro Cubero Vega

Fiery-throated hummingbird

Alvaro Cubero

Anna’s hummingbird

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Rufous hummingbird

Scott Bechtel

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Alexis Coram

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