The ruby-throated hummingbird is the only species of humming bird that breeds in eastern North America. Their breeding range extends from the Atlantic coast out to the central portions of the continent and is the largest breeding range of any hummingbird in North America.Unlike most other small birds hummingbirds are not members of the order Passeriformes, or passerines. Hummers are actually part of the order Apodiformes, which translated from Latin means "footless". Hummers have very small legs that are covered with skill instead of scales like most other birds. Their small feet are only good for perching, they are not able to walk or jump. Hummers have relatively long wings with a short humerus bone, this give enables them to hover in place, their wings beating approximately 53 times per second.
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