Here are some of the great Hummingbird
photo's from Dan's book.

Wing beat frequencies were calibrated from pressure wave recordings collected by Dan and Diane True and translated into graph form via oscilloscope by Larry Harrah at Spectroscopy Services Lab , Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Longevity and migration records are from the Bird Banding Laboratory, Laural, Maryland,
and Ellie Womack, Grove, Oklahoma

©Dan True
Male Allen's
Species Population Estimate 530,000
Wing beat 53 per second
Longevity record: 9 years 2 months.
Migration record 85 miles.
©Dan True
Female Allen's
Wing beat 50 per second.
Longevity record: 4 years.
Migration record 504 miles.
©Dan True
Male Anna's
Species Population Estimate 1500,000
Wing beat: 47 per second.
Longevity record: 6 years 4 months.
Migration record: 438 miles.
©Dan True
Female Anna's
Wing beat: 41 per second.
Longevity record: 6 years 2 months.
Migration record: 228 miles.
©Dan True
Male Bahama Woodstar
Wing beat: 58 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Female Bahama Woodstar
Wing beat: 48 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Berylline
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: 34 per second.
Longevity record: No record.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Female Berylline
Wing beat: 36 per second.
Longevity record No data.
Migration record: 46 miles.
©Dan True
Male Black-Chinned
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: 57 per second.
Longevity record: 7 years.
Migration record: 917 miles.
©Dan True
Female Black-Chinned
Wing beat: 47 per second.
Longevity record: 9 years 2 months.
Migration record: 1009 miles.
©Ed Brown
Male Blue-Throated
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: No data
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: 68 miles.
©Dan True
Female Blue-Throated
Wing beat: 25 per second.
Longevity record: 6 years 11 months.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Broad-Billed
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: 29 per second.
Longevity record: 9 years 1 month
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Female Broad-Billed
Wing beat: 32
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Broad-Tailed
Species Population Estimate 3800,000
Wing beat: 34 per second.
Longevity record: 7 years
Migration record: 431 miles.
©Dan True
Female Broad-Tailed
Wing beat: 37.
Longevity record: 13 years
Migration record: 410 miles.
©Robert Sutton
Male Buff-Bellied
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: 29 per second.
Longevity record: 9 years 7 months.
Migration record: 15 miles (sex unknown).
©Dan True
Female Buff-Bellied
Wing beat: No data.
Longevity record: 4 years 10 months.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Calliope
Species Population Estimate 1000,000
Wing beat: "estimated" 53 per second
Longevity record: 8 years 11 months.
Migration record: 813 miles.
©Dan True
Female Calliope
Wing beat: "estimated" 50 per second.
Longevity record: 4 years 11 months.
Migration record: 813 miles.
©Dan True
Male Costa's
Species Population Estimate 3600,000
Wing beat: No data
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Female Costa's
Wing beat: No data
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Cuban Emereld
Wing beat: 33 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Female Cuban Emerald
Wing beat: 33 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
Male Green Brested Mango
"In progress"
Female Green Brested Mango
"In progress"
Male Violet-Eared
"In progress"
Female Violet-Eared
"In progress"
©Dan True
Male Lucifer
Species Population Estimate 200,000
Wing beat: 64 per second.
Longevity record: 4 years 1 month.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Female Lucifer
Wing beat: 48 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Magnificent
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: 24 per second.
Longevity record: 9 years 2 month.
Migration record: 164 miles.
©Dan True
Female Magnificent
Wing beat: 27 per second.
Longevity record: 7 years 1 month.
Migration record: No data.
 
©Dan True
Male Plain Capped Starthroat
Picture taken September 18, 2002
"In Progress"
Female Plain Capped Starthroat
"In Progress"
©Dan True
Male Ruby-Throated (with pollen on his head)
Species Population Estimate 7300,000
Wing beat: 55 per second.
Longevity record: 7 years 1 month.
Migration distance record: 1119 miles.
©Dan True
Female Ruby-Throated
Wing beat: 40 per second.
Longevity record: 10 years 2 months.
Migration record: 843 miles.
©Dan True
Male Rufous
Species Population Estimate 6500,000
Wing beat: 61 per second.
Longevity: 5 years 11 months.
Migration distance record: 2041 miles.
©Dan True
Female Rufous
Wing beat: 51 per second.
Longevity record: 8 years 1 month.
Migration record: 1733 miles.
©Dan True
Male Violet-Crowned
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: 34 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: 3 miles
©Dan True
Female Violet-Crowned
Wing beat: 39 per second.
Lonngevity record: No data.
Migration distance record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Green Violet Ear
Wing beat: 26 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
 
©Dan True
Female Green Violet Ear
Wing beat: 29 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male White-Eared
Species Population Estimate 2000,000
Wing beat: 33 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Female White-Eared
Wing beat: 33 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data.
©Dan True
Male Xanthus
Wing beat: 32 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data
©Dan True
Female Xanthus
Wing beat: 42 per second.
Longevity record: No data.
Migration record: No data

 

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