What Do Hummingbirds Eat?

The hummingbird (a family comprised of more than 300 species, found mostly in the tropics but distributed worldwide) is among nature’s most talented flyers. 

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Beating their wings up to 90 times a second, these amazing birds can complete deft aerial maneuvers and even fly backward without a hitch.

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What Does the Hummingbird Eat?

Hummingbirds eat nectar, aphids, spiders, and mosquitos.

What do Hummingbirds Eat in the Winter?

A combination of flower nectar and arthropods. They don’t really have a specific diet in the winter though.

What do Baby Hummingbirds Eat?

When the parents return with a mixture of nectar and arthropods, they will regurgitate the food into the open mouths of their young. 

How do Hummingbirds Eat?

Their bills are specially shaped so they can scoop nectar directly out of the base of the flower.

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