Japanese researcher unveils 'hummingbird robot'
Japanese researchers said Monday they had developed a "hummingbird robot" that can flutter around freely in mid-air with rapid wing movements.
How the hummingbird's tongue really works (w/ video)
Hummingbird evolution soared after they invaded South America 22 million years ago
A newly constructed family tree of the hummingbirds, published today in the journal Current Biology, tells a story of a unique group of birds that originated in Europe, passed through Asia and North Americ ...
How hummingbirds evolved to detect sweetness
Everything about hummingbirds is rapid. An iridescent blur to the human eye, their movements can be captured with clarity only by high-speed video.
Maple seeds and animals exploit the same trick to fly (w/Video)
The twirling seeds of maple trees spin like miniature helicopters as they fall to the ground. Because the seeds descend slowly as they swirl, they can be carried aloft by the wind and dispersed over great ...
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?
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.
Scientists study hummingbirds flight to develop self-propelled surveillance devices
The secret to the flight of the hummingbird and other tiny birds and insects lies in the looping, swirling flow of air, called a vortex, that their flapping wings create.
How hummingbirds evolved to fly at high altitude
(Phys.org) —High up in the Andes, numerous species of hummingbirds are thriving despite low levels of oxygen.
Some birds may use their feathers to touch
How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats
(Phys.org) —The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with lightning speed amazes and delights. But it also leaves watchers with a persistent question: How ...
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.
Students capture the flight of birds on very high-speed video
Stanford mechanical engineering professor David Lentink and his students capture slow-motion video from the fastest wings in the bird world, with an eye toward building flying robots that take design cues ...
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.