Scientists Film Hummingbirds in a Wind Tunnel


With a high speed camera, scientists are able to observe, record and simulate the motions and movements of hummingbirds in a variety of conditions--from normal, hot sunny days, to high wind and rain. And it doesn't matter if it's rainy and windy. Since these birds have such a high metabolism, they need to consume their own body weight in nectar just to survive. Their ability to shake off water like a wet dog and stabilize themselves in high winds and heavy rains make these tiny birds truly amazing creatures.
 

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