"The Truth about Hummingbirds"

In the space in front of the following statements, write the letter "T" for True or "F" for False. If the statement is FALSE, write a TRUE statement to correct it in the space beneath the statement. The correct answers are all available on other pages of the Operation RubyThroat website.


F 99. All hummingbirds have four eyes and long legs

Hummingbirds have two eyes and short legs.

1. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird species that breeds in New York State.


2. When the weather gets cold, hummingbirds hibernate.


3. The only food hummingbirds need to survive is flower nectar.


4. Hummingbirds can hover AND fly forward, backward, and upside down.


5. Ruby-throated Hummingbird females are larger than males.


6. Hummingbird feeders should be filled with a solution of four parts sugar and one part water.


7. The greatest numbers of hummingbird species are found in the tropical forests of Africa and Asia.


8. Leaving a hummingbird feeder up in fall will keep hummingbirds from migrating.


9. Nestling Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in South Carolina need the full-time care of both parents to survive.


10. Hummingbirds are able to find flower nectar easily because of their excellent sense of smell.

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