Table 1.

Morphological data for the rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)

VariableValue
Body mass (g)3.4±0.1
Single wing length (mm)47±1
Wing span, b (mm)109±2
Average wing chord, c (mm)12±1
Aspect ratio9±1
Single wing area (mm2)558±18
Combined area of both wings and body (mm2)1346±108
Wing loading (N m–2)25±3
Disc loading (N m–2)3.6±0.2
  • Values are mean ± s.d. (N=5)