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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Hummingbirds shakes its head!

Here is a cool article! It shows how Anna's Hummingbirds deal with excess rainwater by shaking their heads.

Apparently the hummer shakes its head with such acceleration that it can reach 34g's it's pretty impressive when your realise an F1 car typically reach less than 6g).

2 comments:

Ragged Robin said...

Incredible!
What a great video too.

leazwell said...

They also are the only bird to move their wings in a figure eight - necessary for hovering which I believe only insects do. Their heart rate is phenomenal as well.