Hummingbirds are muscling through many of their aerial performances, says a new study.
A recent study found that the extent to which animals tolerate humans is largely driven by the environment in which they live and their body size.
Researchers found that the presence of hawks keeps Mexican jays away from black-chinned hummingbirds' nests. The small hummingbirds fly under the hawks' radar, while the jays have to fly higher to avoid being eaten.
Hummingbirds have always been impressive fliers. Constantly searching for fresh sources of sweet nectar, the birds can move their wings at incredible speeds, flitting around with great agility and precision even in tumbling winds. Now a new study of hummingbirds in slow motion footage has revealed just how they overcome turbulence with their unique wings.
Even superb flyers such as hummingbirds have trouble sometimes, with a new study showing that their graceful hovering ability is hampered by something as simple as background motion.
If you have ever had the pleasure of witnessing a hummingbird flit around in the real world, you understand a very simple fact: these little guys are masters of flight. Now a team of researchers has used advanced computer simulations to help illustrate exactly how these birds fly with such nimble precision.
Some of the hummingbird's secrets, from travel to life span, are being revealed with tiny tags researchers have been using to gather data for the past decade, according to new research.
Hummingbirds may have specifically evolved just to taste sweet nectar, as most other birds are only capable of tasting savory foods.