One of the oldest known Ruby-throats to be banded was 9 years and 1 month when she was recaptured and re-released during banding operations in Jackson County, Michigan.
It is astounding when you realize that hummingbirds have heart rates up to 1260 beats/minute and a breathing rate about 250 breaths/minute, and fly thousands of miles from nesting in Michigan to wintering in Mexico and Central America!
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