Study: motion distracts hummingbird hovering skills

December 9, 2014 9:24 PM

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Study: motion distracts hummingbird hovering skills

Their ability to hover and feed at the same time was disrupted when a moving spiral was projected onto the wall near their feeder.

But it turns out, hummingbirds' hovering ability isn't without flaws: They get distracted, confused and thrown off-balance by moving images.

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