Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 18, 2015

How Hummingbirds Perform Their Acrobatics

ScienceDaily reported on how hummingbirds are able to do such acrobatic maneuvers in flight.

Although hummingbirds are much larger and stir up the air more violently as they move, the way that they fly is more closely related to flying insects than it is to other birds. Now, the most detailed, three-dimensional aerodynamic simulation of hummingbird flight conducted to date has definitively demonstrated that the hummingbird achieves its nimble aerobatic abilities through a unique set of aerodynamic forces that are more closely aligned to those found in flying insects than to other birds.

Read full story and see video link at  How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats — ScienceDaily.


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