How to Draw a Hummingbird

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Hummingbird in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Hummingbird.

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How to Draw a Hummingbird - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a hummingbird! Draw a deeply curved line to start the head.

Step 2: Next, draw a very skinny letter V.

Step 3: Now, you can draw the body. Draw a curved line across the bottom of the head for the jaw. Then, draw a curved line going down, and finally, loop your last line back around.

Step 4: Draw the base of the first wing by creating a small triangle on the back of the body. Here's a tip: make the top side of the triangle a straight line and the other two more of a curved line. After that, add the feathers! You'll notice that the shape of the wing is that of a triangle too, so when you are drawing in the feathers, follow that pattern!

Step 5: Now add the tail, making sure to trace the feathers just a bit thicker and with more space between each one.

Step 6: Draw the second wing with the same pattern as you did the first. But be careful! This wing is on the other side of the bird's body, so it will be a lot smaller.

Step 7: Finally, add a circle in the face for the eye, and scribble in tiny claws underneath the body. You just drew a hummingbird!

Interesting Facts about Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are one of the smallest birds in the world. They are part of the Trochilidae family. Hummingbirds live in the Western Hemisphere, as north as Alaska and as south as Chile. They live in various habitats such as grasslands, woods, forests, mountains, and deserts.

Did you know?

  • Hummingbirds got their name because their wings make a humming sound while they fly.
  • Hummingbirds can fly backwards, forward, and even upside down.
  • Hummingbirds have a better sense of hearing and sight than humans, but they do not have a sense of smell.
  • Most hummingbirds live in Central and South America.
  • Most hummingbirds migrate south during the winter. The Anna’s hummingbird lives in Canada all year long.
  • Hummingbirds eat nectar from the center of flowers, pollen, sap, and insects.
  • Hummingbirds can fly as fast as 34 miles per hour.
  • Hummingbirds’ wings flap at a rate of about 85 beats per second. They need to consume a lot of food because the use up a lot energy while they fly.

There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds. The bee hummingbird is the smallest of all of the species. The giant hummingbird is the largest of all.

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