Thursday, February 6, 2020
Hummer / Oil on black canvas / 5x7 / unframed / $68
HERE ARE SOME COOL
There are more
than 350 species of hummers, all in North and South America. Two species have gone extinct since hummers were recognized, in the 19th century
The average hummer
weighs about 4 grams, or 0.14 ounce. The smallest hummingbird is the bee hummingbird, which weighs about 2 grams.
their wings generally 50-80 beats per second, though some flap as slowly as 12 times per second, and some as fast as 200 times, when they are diving.
They live three
to five years on average in the wild, though some have been known to live 12 years or more. One in captivity lived to be 14.
They need to consume
about half their body weight every day. They would starve overnight if they slept the way other birds do; they go into a state called "torpor," which is sort of like a short hibernation.
You can find these facts and more at Discover Wildlife. com -
"I would rather die of passion than of boredom."
Vincent Van Gogh
February 06, 2020
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