Hummingbirds: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species by Michael Fogden and Marianne Tayloris almost as much fun as looking at an actual hummingbird, which is to say, quite a lot. And unlike real hummingbirds, these stay still long enough for you to get a good idea of what they actually look like. Natives of the western hemisphere, hummingbirds have been found as far north as Alaska and as far south as Chile. Most live less than a year, but if they survive that year, they can live to be 10. They'd rather fly than walk (they have weak feet), and they have extraordinary memories when it comes to food sources: they remember every flower they've visited and they know how long it will take for a flower to refill. Oddly, they have lousy senses of smell, although they can see and hear better than humans.
Show here: the White-chinned Sapphire, found across most of the northern half of South America