Keep an eye out for these tiny hummingbird nests. Do not cut them down, though.

People like to look at hummingbirds because they are small and beautiful. There are a lot of different types of hummingbirds out there, too. Some of the species are in danger. They are very small and fragile birds, but they are also very cute. A few inches long, they have eggs that are smaller than jelly beans.

You can see the eggs very quickly. They are small, like jelly beans. Keep an eye out for them before you cut trees and shrubs.

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It means that 34 of the species (10%) are “critically endangered,” which means that they have a 50/50 chance of going extinct in the next decade.

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To survive them, it’s our duty to keep an eye out for their tiny nests. This is what The Hummingbird Project says about how the nests are usually built on a branch that leans down. Most of the time, you’ll find them on a branch that hangs over running water or an open area.

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The nests are made out of spider webs, lichen, and plant matter, which makes them very fragile. The lichen also hides well.

Most of the time, hummingbirds flap their wings between 50 and 80 times per second. It makes a literal blur to the human eye. A hummingbird’s wings usually flap when the video is slowed down or when the bird is about to land.

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In a day, their weight can change a lot. Their metabolism is as quick as their wings. Because of this, hummingbirds eat anywhere from half to eight times their weight in sugar every day. The average hummingbird eats 5-8 times an hour, and they do it about every hour. It takes them a lot of time to eat.

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Each heart beats over 1200 times a minute. Humans have hearts that beat about 80 times a minute. Hummingbirds have hearts that beat about 20 times a minute. That’s so weird!

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