Hummingbird Feather Count
How many feathers does a Ruby-throated hummingbird have on its
According to an old source, Cruikshank's "1001 Questions Answered About Birds"
(1958) a hummingbird in summer might have about 1,500 feathers. Count will vary by
season, size, and possible age of the bird, and will likely be considerably higher in
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Update: June 2012