Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hummingbirds (AKA Hungry Birds)

If humans had the metabolism of a hummingbird, they would have to eat about 155,000 calories a day.

Picture from Hummingbirds.net

 They may be the tiniest birds on the planet, but hummingbirds are the biggest eaters. In fact, no animal has a faster metabolism—roughly 100 times that of an elephant. Hummingbirds burn food so fast they often eat 1-1/2 to 3 times their weight in nectar and insects per day.

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