Hummingbirds are mysteriously efficient feeders—and in this video we finally see why. Not only are they precise fliers, they’re precise and creative lickers. Watch a hummingbird’s tongue at work.
High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird's wingbeat. Here's how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain.
Scotland-based photographer Chris Morgan captured this remarkable macro shot of a hummingbird while visiting Bosque De Paz Nature Reserve in Costa Rica. In case you were wondering: Yes, that is Morgan's reflection in the hummingbird's eye.
Stanford University researchers want to build better flying robots. In order to eventually do this, they are filming birds in flight (including hummingbirds) using an ultra-high-speed video camera. Some of the clips they've acquired are nothing short of amazing.
Catching a glimpse of a hummingbird in flight is rare enough as it is — but imagine stumbling upon one of its nests!
Last year, high-speed footage of hummingbirds drinking overthrew the centuries-old notion that the birds feed using capillary action. Instead, it turns out the birds trap the nectar by curling their tongue around it. Now, new research in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has shown that there might have been some…
Many birds sing to woo females, but some hummingbirds go to great lengths to do so. They climb to between 5 and 40 metres before plummeting past perched females in death-defying dives. They pull up at the last minute, spread their tail feathers and produce a loud chirpy song. The song comes not from the birds' mouths,…