"Hummingbirds by the Numbers"

In the space in front of the following statements, write the numeral that correctly answers the question. Some of the questions require just common sense, others require background research via the Operation RubyThroat website or other reference sources, and some require calculations to be done.


0 99. Number of hummingbirds that can dance on the head of a pin.

1. Number of eggs in a typical Ruby-throated Hummingbird nest?

2. Number of hummingbird species in the world?

3. Number of parts of water to be mixed with 12 parts of sugar for a hummingbird feeder?

4. Number of front toes on a normal Ruby-throated Hummingbird?

5. Number of adult Ruby-throated Hummingbirds it takes to raise the chicks in one nest?

6. Number of heartbeats a resting Ruby-throated Hummingbird has in one hour if its pulse rate is 250 times a minute?

7. Amount of time it takes a Ruby-throated Hummingbird to fly 845km non-stop across the Gulf of Mexico at its normal rate of 40kph?

8. Number of trips to and from the tropics made by a Ruby-throated Hummingbird that was hatched in New York in July 1995 and banded in September 1999 in South Carolina?

9. Number of male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that would equal the mass of nine paperclips?

10. Number of the primary feather that allows Ruby-throated Hummingbird banders to tell juvenile males from females?

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