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Hummingbird Flight

Scientists Find Key To Tiny Bird's Impressive Hover Ability

| Hassan DuRant | Posted 08.10.2014 | Science

The only type of bird that relies solely on its own strength to hover in the air, a hummingbird flapping its wings requires more mass-based mechanical...

WATCH: Tiny Bird Uses Big 'Trick' To Keep Flying In Heavy Rain

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Science

By Nicholas St. Fleur Hummingbirds are the acrobats of the avian family—flapping their wings more than 45 times a second, they hover forward, ba...