Animal Spotlight: The Brazilian Hummingbird

The name comes from the fact that the bird flaps its wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that it makes a humming noise. With those impressive wings, hummingbirds can fly right, left, up, down, backwards, and even upside down. They are found only in the Western Hemisphere, from the top of North America to southern Chile, and there are more than 300 species of hummingbirds recorded.

While there are many types of humming birds in Brazil there is one in particular with a special friendship. Check out this video of a Brazilian man and his Hummingbird friend!

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Don Forster
Don Forster

Trade Training Manager — Born in Australia and raised in Canada and Papua New Guinea, Don took his first solo trip to Bali – aged just 13. Since then, Don’s travels have taken him to every continent. He’s been a backpacker in Asia, Europe and Egypt, an overland adventurer in East and Southern Africa, and an overland driver in South and Central America. He is especially fond of Peru, Patagonia and Namibia, though his longest adventure to date has been a London to Kathmandu run via the Middle East.

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