In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a hummingbird in just a few quick steps, but first…
Interesting Facts about Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds are one of the smallest birds in the world. They are part of the Trochilidae family. Hummingbirds live in the Western Hemisphere, as north as Alaska and as south as Chile. They live in various habitats such as grasslands, woods, forests, mountains, and deserts.
Did you know?
- Hummingbirds got their name because their wings make a humming sound while they fly.
- Hummingbirds can fly backwards, forward, and even upside down.
- Hummingbirds have a better sense of hearing and sight than humans, but they do not have a sense of smell.
- Most hummingbirds live in Central and South America.
- Most hummingbirds migrate south during the winter. The Anna’s hummingbird lives in Canada all year long.
- Hummingbirds eat nectar from the center of flowers, pollen, sap, and insects.
- Hummingbirds can fly as fast as 34 miles per hour.
- Hummingbirds’ wings flap at a rate of about 85 beats per second. They need to consume a lot of food because the use up a lot energy while they fly.
There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds. The bee hummingbird is the smallest of all of the species. The giant hummingbird is the largest of all.