How many times can a hummingbird flap it's wings in one minute?

  1. LeisureLife profile image74
    LeisureLifeposted 6 years ago

    How many times can a hummingbird flap it's wings in one minute?

  2. ColibriPhoto profile image82
    ColibriPhotoposted 6 years ago

    That depends on the hummingbird. Larger hummers such as the Great Sapphirewing flap their wings about 12 beats per second. The smaller birds, such as the Woodstars, can go as high as 90 beats per second. Multiply by 60 to get beats per minute. (720 at the slowest up to 5,400 at the fastest.)

  3. LeisureLife profile image74
    LeisureLifeposted 6 years ago

    Sorry for taking forver to follow up on this, but thanks for the info!

 
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