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Facts About Birds by knewthis.com

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Facts About Birds The smallest bird is the Bee Hummingbird at 2.24 in (5.7cm) and 0.056 oz   The longest latin name of any bird is Griseotyrannus aurantioatrocristatus, or the Crowned Slaty Flycatcher of South America.   When active, a humming bird breathes around 300-500 times every minute. The heart of a humming bird makes up for around 20% of the body volume. The heartbeat ranges from 30-1500 per minute, depending on the specie and the activity.   The Humming birds are the only birds that can fly backwards   The greater honeyguide leads the ratel or honey badger, to a bee’s nest by calling out and flying in front of it. The ratel eats the honey, then the bird eats the honeycomb wax.   The Chameleon can focus its eyes seperately to watch two objects at once.   The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil.