Hummingbirds favor daylilies, columbines, cardinal flowers and penstemons, reports Birds & Blooms, and they also seek bee balms, hibiscus flowers, peonies and coral bells. All of these plants are red, the color most attr... More »

Bee balm, delphinium, butterfly bush, Rose of Sharon and honeysuckle attract hummingbirds. Contrary to popular belief, flowers do not need to be red to attract hummingbirds. More »

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Attract hummingbirds and butterflies by growing flowering plants rich in pollen and nectar; blooming annuals, perennials and shrubs are best. To build a thriving community of hummingbirds or butterflies, feed the adults ... More »

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Hummingbirds sleep on their favorite perching spots, such as on a feeder or on a high, secure location with enough visibility. Hummingbird sleep is notable because it is actually a form of hibernation called torpor, wher... More »

Hummingbirds eat a combination of nectar from flowers and small flying insects. Nectar is the more widely known and understood hummingbird food. Scientists have noted that the shape of the birds' bills and tongues are hi... More »

Hummingbirds migrate north to the southern United States in the spring and go as far as Alaska by May. They migrate south in the fall to Mexico and Central America. More »

Hummingbirds can fly at an average speed of roughly 25 to 30 miles per hour and can dive at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. These tiny birds can flap their wings approximately 70 times per second during normal flight ... More »