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A makeMZ ST original 3D puzzle
included in Design Set One
Hummingbirds are birds that make up the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest
of birds, most of them measuring in the 3 to 5 inch range. They can hover in mid-air by
rapidly flapping their wings 12-80 times per second (depending on the species). To
conserve energy while they sleep or when food is scarce, they have the ability to go into
a hibernation-like state (Called Torpor) where their metabolic rate is slowed to 1/15 of its
normal rate. They are also the only group of birds with the ability to fly backwards. Their
English name derives from the humming sound made by the very fast beating of their wings.
They can fly at speeds exceeding 34 miles per hour. Hummingbirds drink nectar, a sweet
liquid inside certain flowers. Like bees, they are able to assess the amount of sugar in the
nectar they eat. Most Hummingbirds have bills that are long and straight but in some species
the bill shape is adapted for specialized feeding. The two halves of a Hummingbird's bill
have a pronounced overlap, with the lower half fitting tightly inside the upper half.
Hummingbirds are very territorial when it comes to food; once a Hummingbird finds a consistent
source of food such as an artificial feeder it will fight off other Hummingbirds to maintain
complete dominance over the food source. Hummingbird flight has been studied quite intensively
from an aerodynamic perspective using wind tunnels and high-speed video cameras. The Giant
Hummingbird's wings beat up to 25 beats per second, which is about 1500 flaps per minute,
the wings of medium-sized Hummingbirds beat about 20 to 30 beats per second and the smallest
can reach 100 beats per second during courtship displays. A slow motion video has shown how
the Hummingbirds deal with water when they are flying. To remove the water from their heads,
they shake their heads and body, similar to a dog shaking to shed water. Hummingbirds are
restricted to the Americas from southern Alaska to Tierra Del Fuego, including the Carribean.
Most Hummingbirds of the US and Canada migrate south in fall to spend the winter in northern
Mexico or Central America. They are a Gorgeous and Amazing bird. You definitely want to
add the little Hummingbird to your collection.
Both clean and filleted corner versions.
Approximate Size at 3mm
W = 175
H = 196
Approximate Size at 1/8 inch
L = 7.3
W = 6.9
H = 7.7
Approximate Size of Largest Part
4.8 X 3 inches
122 X 76 mm
Approximate Part Number: 54
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