Answer #1: A. A ruby-throated hummingbird weighs less than two pennies.
Answer #2: C. There are approximately 330 hummingbird species in the world.
Answer #3: B. Hummingbird tongues are shaped like a W-shaped trough.
Answer #4: D. Glittering Awesomeness is not a hummingbird species.
Answer #5: C. White table sugar is the ONLY type of sugar to use in making hummingbird nectar.
Answer #6: D. Hummingbirds migrate by flying across the Gulf of Mexico. It takes them 20+ hours.
Answer #7: A. Most experts suggest a ration of 4 parts water to 1 part sugar for making hummingbird nectar because that closely approximates the sucrose content of natural flower nectar.
Answer #8: D. A flying hummingbird can do all of the above (hover in place, fly backwards, and fly upside-down).
Answer #9: D. In order to stay alive, a hummingbird must eat all of the above (up to half its weight in food, eat almost constantly through the day, and eat both nectar and insects.
Answer #10: B. The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird of Cuba.
1. A ruby-throated hummingbird weighs:
A: less than two pennies
B: less than two nickels
C: less than two quarters
D: less than two super models
2. Approximately how many hummingbird species are there in the world
D: more than 1,000
4. Which one of these is NOT the name of an actual hummingbird species?
A: Ruby topaz
B: Plain-capped starthroat
C: Mavelous Spatuletail
D: Glittering Awesomeness
5. Which of the following is the ONLY type of sugar to use in making hummingbird nectar?
A: Powdered sugar
B: Brown sugar
C: White table sugar
D: Natural molasses
6. How do hummingbirds migrate across the Gulf of Mexico?
A: They float on drifting palm fronds
B: Kind Canada geese give them a lift
C: Partly flying, partly swimming underwater
D: They fly across. It takes them 20+ hours
7. Why do most experts suggest a ration of 4 parts water to 1 part sugar for making hummingbird nectar?
A: Because that closely approximates the sucrose content of natural flower nectar
B: Because hummingbirds prefer it
C: Because adding more sugar is too expensive
D: Tastes great, less filling!
8. A flying hummingbird can:
A: Hover in place
B: Fly backwards
C: Fly upside down
D: All of the above
9. In order to stay alive, a hummingbird must eat:
A: Up to half its body weight in food
B: Almost constantly throughout the day
C: Both nectar and insects
D: All of the above
10: Which of the following statements is true:
A: It's easy to tell female rufous and female Allen's hummingbirds apart
B: The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird of Cuba
C: Hummingbirds cannot perch because they have no feet
D: Hummingbirds sometimes kill snakes and eat them