What Makes Hummingbirds Such Agile Flyers?


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Looking over hundreds of flight recordings, researchers gained new insight into what makes hummingbirds so good at fast, agile flight.

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editor/animator/narrator
Chris Burns

supervising producers
Sarah Crespi
Nguyên Khôi Nguyên

script
Chris Burns

citation
R. Dakin et al., Science 2018
DOI: 10.1126/science.aao7104

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Roslyn Dakin

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Chris Burns