How Long Does A Hummingbird Sleep?

Hummingbirds, like many other birds, sleep at night. This is because they need the light and warmth of daytime to find flowers and maintain the necessary body temperature range.

Hummingbirds must keep their body temperature between 104 and 108 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because the outside temperature usually falls after the sun sets, many hummingbirds start preparing for bed even before it’s dark.

Once they have chosen their spot to bed down for the night, they will puff out their feathers to conserve body heat, close their eyes, and point their beaks into the air.

They will then settle into a state of torpor, which is a deep sleep similar to hibernation.

Torpor slows down a hummingbird’s metabolism and allows its body temperature to fall below 104 degrees so it doesn’t use up its energy stores so quickly.

That said, hummingbirds still burn a lot of energy even while sleeping. For this reason, they have to eat as soon as they wake up, and they immediately consume 25 percent of their food for the entire day.

There are no set hours for when a hummingbird sleeps, but they generally sleep from dusk until dawn.


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