Amazing Hummingbirds: Unique Images and Characteristics
by Stan Tekiela
Professional naturalist and wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela spent more than ten years traveling across the country to observe and photograph the hummingbird's various species. He documented every aspect of the hummingbird's life, resulting in an incomparable collection of images and insight - compiled here in one unforgettable book. Compelling photographs and descriptio...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 15th 2010 by Adventure Publications(MN)
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Amazing photos of hummingbirds and tons of interesting tidbits on these birds. If you love hummingbirds, you will love this book. I learned that hummingbirds flap their wings 80 times per second. This increases to 300 times per second during courtship. Hummingbirds can fly up to 60 mph during courtship. They can even fly upside down! Their heartbeats can reach up to 1200 beats per minute when they are chasing rivals. They are territorial and they migrate during the fall. I didn't think that humm...more
Short on words but no shortage of great photos, this book was a quick read and most of the details about hummingbirds, I'd already learned and truthfully, I would have liked a bit more text, but the amazing pictures made it a worthwhile book to check out from the library. I never get tired of hummingbird photos.