The Hovering Ability of Hummingbirds Interrupted by Movement of Other Objects

December 10, 2014 8:21 PM

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Hummingbirds have always intrigued us with their incredibly fast flaps of their wings and agility, but recent observation of these birds have shown essential information in this matter. Researchers discovered that the hovering ability of hummingbirds can be easily interrupted by moving objects in their visual field.

The hummingbird has the ability to fly in place or hover, much like a helicopter. This helps them feed on the nectar of flowers while in flight. Researchers were amazed by this mechanism so they investigated the hummingbird’s ability to feed while flying.

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