The bee humingbird lays the smallest eggs of any bird on Earth. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the bee humingbird lays eggs that are 0.275 inches long and weigh only 0.0009 ounces.Continue Reading
The bee humingbird not only lays the smallest eggs of any bird in the world, even fully mature, these birds only weigh between 0.06 and 0.07 ounces. Like other humingbirds, they drink nectar from flowers and shrubs and their favorite food is the cup of gold vine.
Breeding between bee humingbirds takes place between the end of the rainy season and the beginning of the dry season. The breeding males perform mating rituals which include singing various songs to attract a female. Once he has chosen a mate, reproduction occurs and then the male departs, leaving the female to build a nest and raise the chicks. Females lay approximately two pea-sized white eggs and incubates them for between 14 and 16 days. When the chicks hatch, they are blind, lack any kind of down protection, and are completely immobile. It is the female's responsibility to feed them and keep them warm until they can fned for themselves.Learn more about Science
The eastern bluebird lays a light blue egg with brown speckles. Nests are commonly found in backyards, golf courses, agricultural fields and other areas with few trees and sparse ground cover.Full Answer >
Caring for an unhatched bird egg is a difficult and risky process, and according to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to take or possess any wild bird egg, aside from those of pigeons, house sparrows and European starlings. If you find an unhatched bird egg, consider contacting a local wildlife agency before attempting to care for it yourself. However, there are ways to care for an unhatched bird egg on your own if you have the time and the resources to do so.Full Answer >
All three species of bluebirds – eastern, mountain and western – lay blue eggs. The blue eggs may have white streaks that resemble scratches, which may stem from urine or fecal stains, or when the female turns the eggs.Full Answer >
Perhaps the most common bird with brown spots on its eggs is the house sparrow. These birds range throughout Europe, Asia and North and South America as well as parts of Australia and Africa. Their eggs are pale greenish-gray or cream with irregularly shaped, fine brown speckles throughout.Full Answer >