The family Trochillidae includes approximately 340 species of Hummingbirds. Members of this family are among the smallest of birds, and include the smallest bird species, the Bee Hummingbirds. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12-90 times per second. They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.
ITEMS in the Family: Trochilidae