Where have all the hummingbirds gone?
(Phys.org) -- The glacier lily as it's called, is a tall, willowy plant that graces mountain meadows throughout western North America. It flowers early in spring, when the first bumblebees and hummingbirds ...
Hummingbirds take no notice of flower color
Hummingbirds pay no attention to what colour a flower is when figuring out whether to raid it for nectar, the latest research suggests.
Mystery hummingbird's species identified
A mystery that puzzled Chicago-area birders was solved when Field Museum scientists identified the unusual hummingbird living in an Oak Park, Ill., yard as a member of the rufous species rarely seen in the Midwest.
Study of flower petals shows evolution at the cellular level
A new study of flower petals shows evolution in action, and contradicts more that 60 years of scientific thought.
Gallery of fluid motion: Evocative images and animations bring the science of fluid dynamics to life
The beauty of science often is contained in elegant formulas or compelling data. For the study of fluid dynamics, fortunately, that beauty also is manifest in enticing images and animations of interesting ...
How hummingbirds produce fluttering sounds during courtship
Though famous for their mid-air hovering during hunting, tiny hummingbirds have another trait that is literally telltale: males of some hummingbird species generate loud sounds with their tail feathers while ...
Bird pollinated plant mixes it up when it comes to sex
Across the western Cape of South Africa can be found small plants in the Iris family called Babiana. Flitting between them are sunbirds, small colourful birds like the African version of hummingbirds, that d ...
Hummingbirds catch flying bugs with the help of fast-closing beaks (w/ video)
The shape of a hummingbird's beak allows for a "controlled elastic snap" that allows it to snatch up flying insects in a mere fraction of a second with greater speed and power than could be achieved by jaw muscles alone, ...
Do iridescent flowers have more pollinating power?
(AP) -- Scientists are showing off a little-known property of some common garden flowers: They're iridescent, meaning that light shimmers off them like the back of a CD.
How the hummingbird's tongue really works (w/ video)
Robot hummingbird passes flight tests (w/ Video)
Moths tell us how organisms use resources
(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a one-of-its-kind flight arena, University of Arizona entomologist Goggy Davidowitz and his group study how giant hawk moths use energy resources for two of nature's most costly evolutionary ...
New species abound in Peru, but so do threats
Each year, a new bird is found and every four years a new mammal discovered in the Peruvian Amazon, a haven for biodiversity where conservation and danger often go hand in hand.
How hummingbirds fight the wind: Robotic device helps analyze hovering birds
Hummingbirds rank among the world's largest and most accomplished hovering animals, but how do they manage it in gusty winds?