Fun Fact #47
The Ruby Throat Hummingbird needs 3 to 4 grams of high energy food per day to maintain flight. That’s a whopping 0.105 to 0.14 ounces he needs to stuff himself with just to stay airborne throughout the day. And that my friends is really packing it on.
You scoff at this. Well let me put this in perspective for you.
If a two hundred pound person, wanted to match the food intake of a bird the size of the Ruby Throat, that person would need to eat 300 lbs. of high energy food a day.
Yes my friends, he’s really packing it in.
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