A hummingbird is a bird who is endangered. They live in tropical rainforests they are birds that move fast they can move faster then a regular bird. The scientific name for a hummingbird is Selasphorus rufus. There are over 300 hummingbirds in the world.
The hummingbird has a long bill to reach the nectar in the flowers and have special wings to move around with. Sometimes a hummingbird can have metallic green or yellow or just plain brown.
The hummingbird lives in costal areas, deserts, riparian forests and alpine meadows. In the winter the hummingbird will fly to the north or the south to the warmer latitudes. The western part of the United States is prime territory.
Hummingbirds can also live in south America their range is as far north as Alaska.
The hummingbird moves by rapidly flapping its wings to move to flower to flower. They do this to get away from predators quickly.
They hummingbird eats nectar from flowers they eat certain flowers. They mostly like wattles and flowers that have lots of pollen.
The hummingbird breeds with a male and once his finished the job he does not take part in the nesting. Like most hummingbirds they make their nest a sort of cup shaped nest. A few tropical species attach their eggs to leaves to keep them safe. The incubation takes up to 15 to 19 days depending on the species. They will at least lay three or four eggs.