Our earth is full of incredible creatures. Each playing its part in maintaining the delicate ecosystem, preserving the order of life. Some exhibit extraordinary features and capabilities. Today’s collection of coloring sheets features one such exceptional creature – the Hummingbirds.
The smallest birds in the world, Hummingbirds are native to the American continents. They get their name because of the humming sound that can be heard when they flap their wings. In a single second, they are able to beat their wings over 80 times, all the while hovering in mid-air.
Belonging to the biological family Trochilidae, Hummingbirds are homoeothermic animals – those who are able to maintain their internal body temperate regardless of the external temperature of the surrounding. Hummingbirds also exhibit one of the highest metabolic rate – which is one of the reasons they need to consume a large amount of food. While they mostly feed on flower nectars, they also depend on a variety of insects like mosquitoes, spiders, and fruit flies. From their iridescent plumage to their fast diving speed, let’s get to know a lot more about this special bird through this interesting collection of Hummingbirds coloring pages to print.
25 Free Hummingbirds Coloring Pages Printable
A Pair Of Hummingbirds And A Single Flower:
We are starting off our collection with not just one but two Hummingbirds. They are both getting a portion of their daily food requirement from this single flower. As you can see, Hummingbirds use their bills and then their long tongues to drink up the nectar.
Baby Hummingbird Flying:
After hatching from their eggshells and being fed by their mothers, young Hummingbirds venture out to search for food on their own. This happens after around 18 – 22 days. This little baby Hummingbird is already able to fly well now.
Bee Hummingbird, World’s Smallest Bird:
With a length of just 2 inches and weighing 2 grams, Bee Hummingbird is the world’s smallest bird. The males exhibit a range of colors, green over the head, red iridescent throat, blue above, and greyish underneath while the females have green backs and white below with tail featuring white tips.
Black-chinned Hummingbirds are among the migratory Hummingbirds and are found in different types of habitats. When it comes to the color, Black-chinned Hummingbirds are metallic green above and white below. The main difference is the absence of a purple band on the throat in females.
Scientifically named as Saucerottia tobaci, Copper-rumped Hummingbird build a tiny cup nest where they lay their eggs, hatching after around 17 days. Still too young to fly, these little chicks are getting fed attentively by their mother.
A Charm Of Hummingbirds:
There is a group of Hummingbirds in this illustration. Do you know what is the collective noun for a group of Hummingbirds? There are a couple of answers actually. You can call it a charm, a glittering, or a bouquet, among others. But a charm of Hummingbirds sounds the best, doesn’t it?
Hummingbird Happiest Among Flowers:
Hummingbirds have a correlation with ornithophilous plants, flowering plants that are pollinated by birds. There is a sort of coevolution between the two – with Hummingbirds evolving different traits like bill length and shape etc. to adapt to specific flowering plants.
Hummingbirds, Birds With High Visual Sensitivity:
We have a hummingbird hovering mid-air in this illustration. Being extremely talented flyers Hummingbirds have evolved a high visual sensitivity. Any small change in their visual fields leads a hummingbird to reorient themselves while still hovering in place.
Give wings to your coloring skills with this close-up illustration of a Hummingbird featuring a spectacular floral background. Hummingbirds can live for a few years to longer than a decade. Around 12 years is the recorded longest lifespan of a Hummingbird in the wild.
Hummingbird Coloring Page For Adults:
Hummingbirds vocalize using different sounds like whistles, squeaks, chirps, among others. They can even imitate sounds just like parrots and other songbirds. This highly detailed and realistic illustration is perfect for adults to showcase their coloring skills.
Hummingbird And Sunflowers – Two American Natives:
Just like Hummingbirds are native to the American continents, one of the flowering plants they often frequent – the sunflowers – also have their origin in the North, South, and Central America. Here we have them both in this bright and sunny illustration.c
Easy Hummingbird Coloring Page:
If you are no expert yet when it comes to coloring, you can practice on this easy Hummingbird coloring page to hone your skills. Hovering in mid-air, this Hummingbird is aiming to drink the nectar from this plant. In case of rain, they get rid of the water by shaking themselves, just like a dog.
Hummingbirds Feeding On A Feeder:
In several cases, people hang bird feeders for birds to feed from. When it comes to Hummingbirds, most use the nectar feeder that is adapted for them. Just like here, we have three Hummingbirds enjoying their feeding time.
Hummingbird Has Got Many Flowers:
Hummingbirds have a high metabolism which is why their food intake requirement is also high. Often there is steep competition for food resources. Luckily for this hummingbird, it has several flowers to feed on in this illustration.
Hummingbird Perched On A Branch:
While looking at the Hummingbirds, it might seem like they are always hovering, flapping their wings in mid-air, but they spent around 80% of their time perched. Just like this Hummingbird here, resting and digesting its food.
Hummingbird Playing With A Bubble:
Time for some fun little illustration. Look at this Hummingbird enjoying itself, playing with a bubble. Like the bubble can reflect colors when hit by sunlight, most Hummingbirds have plumage that reflects brilliant colors.
Hummingbird Sucking Flower Nectar:
If the earlier Hummingbird was busy playing, this one is busy sucking on the nectar from this flower. Similar to bees, Hummingbirds too have the ability to gauge how much sugar is present in the nectar of a flower. They usually only drink nectars from flowers that have more than 10% sugar.
Hummingbird Spreading Its Wings Wide:
Different Hummingbirds showcase different morphological traits, including the size of their wings. Here we have a fairly large winged Hummingbird, spreading its wings wide open for you to color. Print this coloring page and fill it with bright, shiny colors.
Look at that cute little nest this pair of Hummingbirds have built. Although, it isn’t documented whether the males participate in nesting. Just as illustrated here, Hummingbirds build their nest on tree branches, low shrubs. They are even known to use spider silk and lichen to support their nest structure.
While they have a high metabolic rate, Hummingbirds also have the capability to slow it when not feeding at night or when food is scarce. During this time, they are said to be in torpor, a state of deep sleep, hibernation. Even the heart rate and body temperature decline drastically.
Long-Tailed Sylph Hummingbird:
Living up to 4 years, the Long-Tailed Sylph Hummingbird is found in countries like Bolivia, Peru, Columbia, among others. The males have absurdly long tail feathers, which is a preferred trait female birds look for in a mate.
Mama Hummingbird With Its Chicks:
When it comes to feeding time, the mother Hummingbirds feed the chicks using her bill. Just like in most bird species, they regurgitate the food into the young one’s mouth. Look at those young chicks with open mouth, ready to be fed by the mother who has just returned.
If you want to see a Ruby-throated Hummingbird make sure to visit Canada or Eastern North America in Summer months or go to Central America during the winter. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are named because of the bright, sparkling ruby red patch on the throat of the males.
Simple Hummingbird Coloring Page For Kids:
The way Hummingbirds flap their wings resemble a motion of the number “8”. You can see how easily they are able to hover in this illustration. If you successfully mastered coloring the easy Hummingbird earlier in this collection, you would have no trouble coloring this.
The swallow-like long and forked tail is the reason the Hummingbirds like the one illustrated here are known as Swallow-tailed Hummingbirds. They exhibit majestic green color with a patch of blue on a few areas like the head and upper chest.
Hope you enjoyed learning about and coloring this incredible bird through this printable collection of Hummingbirds coloring pictures. One of the most popular facts about hummingbirds is their incredible diving speed. They dive down at a speed of 27 m/s, highest for any vertebrate beings, and that too, voluntarily. They do this multiple times, producing high-pitched sound because of the speed. Each time they experience 10 g of gravitational force when pulling out of the dive, the same g-force that can make fighter pilots lose consciousness.