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Hummingbirds are New World birds that are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring in the 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) range. They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans.

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Is it possible to tell by shape of the flower if it will attract butterflies or hummingbirds?

Looking through plants, I've started noticing that all the flowers marked that they attract hummingbirds have flowers with deep, tube-like, petals. Meanwhile, it seems like the plants that are marked ...