There are three
kinds of hummingbirds on Dominica including the Purple Throated Carib
very aggressive and territorial), the Antillean Crested
smallest) and the
Green Throated Carib.
Very smart, very fast and very tiny, often smaller than
one's little finger, hummingbirds are the master of flight.
They have the ability to fly straight up,
down, upside down, sideways and backwards. Hummingbird's wings beat
at an average of 70 times per second in normal flight and up
to 200 times a second in a dive. Their average flight speed
is 25-30 mph but can reach up to 60 mph in a dive.