Hummingbirds have outstanding spatial memory and can remember feeder locations years later. They are also able to keep track of bloom peaks and remember which flowers they’ve visited. This is because a large portion of a hummingbird’s brain is occupied by the hippocampus, an area dedicated to learning and spatial memory.
A group of hummingbirds is called a Charm. The name hummingbird comes from the humming sound their wings make as they fly. These birds’ flexible shoulder joints allow their wings to rotate 180 degrees, which enables backward flight and stationary hovering.
Today, hummingbirds are only found in the Americas. But 30 million years ago, they lived in Europe.
- Hummingbirds have a great memory – they remember every flower & feeder they’ve been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill.
- Their brains make up 4.2% of their body weight. Proportionally speaking, they have the largest brains of the wild bird group.
- Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly up, down, sideways, forwards, and, backwards!
In the Hummingbird Unleashed workbook, we focus on purpose, positioning and character. Key principles include investment, inspiration, assessment, passion, motivation and valor.
Find your sweet spot and learn to hum while you work!