The surprising secrets of hummingbird flight – Kristiina J. Hurme and Alejandro Rico-Guevara

Dig into the incredible fighting, feeding, and flying capabilities of hummingbirds.

In just a matter of seconds, hummingbirds can perform astonishing aerial acrobatics, eat lunch in midair, pollinate a flower, even escape threats while upside-down. And they can do this all while achieving sustained hovering flight— an aerial feat no other bird can perform. How do they do it? Kristiina J. Hurme and Alejandro Rico-Guevara explore the incredible flying capabilities of hummingbirds.

Lesson by Kristiina J. Hurme and Alejandro Rico-Guevara, directed by Lisa Vertudaches.

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