Wing Beats Per Second Hummingbird. Studies have shown that hummingbirds can remember every flower they've ever visited, including on migration routes. The hummingbird is named after its pleasant humming sound when it hovers in front of flowers to feed.
Hummingbird species flap their wings at different speeds, with the giant hummingbird’s wings beating as few as 12 beats per second. A hummingbird moves its wings at a rate of 5400 wingbeats a minute. But only now has it become clear how the wing generates the hummingbird's namesake sound when it is beating rapidly at 40 beats per second.
It’s actually due to the flapping of their wings that a soft, humming noise is created by them.
When the female appears, her partner displays by flying to and fro in a perfect arc. The sound varies from species to species as does the frequency. Being a small hummingbird with short wings makes it a proficient flier, behaving like a bee. A hummingbird moves its wings at a rate of 5400 wingbeats a minute.