Spectacular Science DEBATE POST!!: Regular Birds vs. Hummingbirds

This blog post is another a debate showdown! We take topics and make them into a debate!! Today’s topic is… Regular Birds vs. Hummingbirds! Hummingbirds and regular birds have some things that make them different. Remember, please send us what side you agree with going to www.spectacularsci.com/debateform and fill out our form!

Birds (Examples: hawks, crows, sparrows)

Birds have inspired humans with their ability to fly! Humans have been trying to attach man-made wings and have been trying to fly like birds. Even though we have airplanes and helicopters, we will not be able to flap wings to fly. Birds don’t just fly because of their wings. Sure, wings help them get off of the ground and helps them steer, but is one MAIN thing that bird has inside of its body! Birds have hollow bones. These hollow bones make the bird lighter so that it can fly! Birds also do not have bladders. Birds do not pee, and they don’t have to store that pee in their bladders. That makes the lighter. These are the nifty adaptations birds have to fly!


If you have not seen a hummingbird before, it is a tiny bird and it… HOVERS in place like a helicopter!??!! That is the hummingbird’s specialty! Hummingbirds can hover for two reasons. One is the bones that are in a hummingbird wing. Most birds have arm bones in their wings, but hummingbirds have hand bones in their wings. This helps them move around much faster. The second way is that hummingbirds flap their wings in a figure-eight pattern. This helps push out air from all sides, which helps the hummingbird hover!