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Hummingbirds and Ostriches

HNRS 106
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Madison Vige

on 6 May 2014

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Transcript of Hummingbirds and Ostriches

Hummingbirds
& Ostriches
-long specialized bills
-long tongues have grooves on sides that lick food.
*13 licks a second
Primarily eat flower nectar, tree sap, insects, and pollen
-Feet are very weak and poorly developed.
-Not used for hopping or walking.
-Perch only.

Gorgets
flat iridescent feathers
breeding displays
differentiate between species
-Fast Breathing Rate
-Fast Heartbeat
-High Body Temperature
Quiz
1. In what pattern do hummingbirds flap their wings?

2. Where does the name "hummingbird" come from?

3. What are hummingbirds famous for?

4. How fast can an ostrich run regularly?

5. How many toes do ostriches have?
Wings
Can fly in every direction.
Wings move in a *Figure 8 Pattern*
Name "hummingbird" comes from the
humming noise the wings make
.
Wings beat 80 times a second
More comfortable in flight.
Hummingbirds are famous for their aerial displays.

They use this as means of communication bc they do not chirp or sing.

Mainly used in courtship and to show signs of aggression
Fastest,
Largest,
and Heaviest
of the bird species
-Flightless wings
-Used for
steering
Legs
Built for running

Run regularly at 30 mph

Can reach speed up to 40 mph

Specialized feet with 2 toes and 4 inch claws used for defense

Legs = weapon

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