Question 1: What kind of bird do we see in today’s image?
Correct Answer: Hummingbird
Fact: Hummingbirds charm us with their tiny size and bright plumage. Despite its name, even the giant hummingbird—largest of the species—is only about 8 inches long. Hummingbirds are primarily found in North and South America.
Question 2: Which of these statements is true?
- Hummingbirds lay the smallest eggs of all birds
- Hummingbirds only consume fruits and nectar
- Hummingbirds can only fly sideways
Correct Answer: Hummingbirds lay the smallest eggs of all birds
Fact: Hummingbird eggs are often compared in size to jellybeans, although they vary depending on species and can be even smaller. Hummingbirds can fly in all directions and they eat insects as well as fruit and nectar.
Question 3: What is the largest wild bird in the US?
- Great gray owl
- California condor
- Bald eagle
Correct Answer: California condor
Fact: The massive California condor has a wingspan that averages almost 10 feet! That's nearly 23 times the wingspan of the calliope hummingbird, the smallest wild bird found in the US.