Incredibly skilled flyers, hummingbirds can hover in mid-air like tiny helicopters, propelled by wings that beat 53 times per second. They are the only birds on earth that can fly backwards. A single Ruby-throated Hummingbird can consume nectar from over 1,000 flowers in a single day, along with small insects and spiders. These birds are particularly attracted to red, tubular shaped blossoms, but will readily visit sugar-water feeders. During the spring courtship, the male performs a spectacular aerial display, swinging like a pendulum through the air while the female watches quietly.
This jigsaw puzzle was manufactured by Buffalo as part of their Audubon Society collection. Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. With over 550,000 members in 518 chapters throughout the Americas, Audubon™ advances its mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.