I heard a humming, buzzing sound,
Humming, buzzing all around,
Where’s that little yellow bee?
Come on, come on, don’t sting me!
I saw the bee, when I peeked,
A bee with feathers, and a beak!
Had two legs, as you might guess,
Not six legs, like bees possess!
Only two legs, beating wings,
Chirping sounds, is what it sings,
I checked the web,
And got the word,
I’d seen a tiny hummingbird!
What is a hummingbird?
Hummingbirds are the smallest of all birds.
The smallest bird known on Earth is the Bee Hummingbird which is only
2 inches (5 cm) long.
Hummingbirds 'hum' when they fly because of the speed at which they flap their wings-
up to 80 times/second.
Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards and hover in air.
Like bees, hummingbirds drink nectar from flowers, and because they use so much energy to fly, they must drink more than their own body weight in nectar each day.
Hummingbirds only live in North and South America.
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