Hummingbird Quiz

Test Your Knowledge

 

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In general, what role does the male hummingbird have in building nests and feeding babies?

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The male hummingbird does absolutely nothing to care for the nest or the babies.  (Exceptions: There are very rare records of Rufous and Ruby-throated Males tending to nests.)

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How many hummingbird species have occurred in the United States?

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26 species have been recorded in the United States.

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How long is a Ruby-throated Hummingbird from tip of beak to tip of tail?

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A Ruby-throated Hummingbird is about 3 inches long.

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How big is a hummingbird's egg?

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A hummingbirds egg is less than 1/2 inch long and weighs less than 1/2 gram..

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Which hummingbird nests in Alaska?

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Only the Rufous Hummingbird nests in Alaska.

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What do hummingbirds eat?

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Hummingbirds eat flower nectar and tiny insects.

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What is the name of the bright-colored patch on the throats of most male hummingbirds?

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The bright colored throat patch is called a gorget.

 

 

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