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Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can’t

May 10, 2019

What can fly like a bird and hover like an insect? Your friendly neighborhood hummingbirds. If drones had…
Offer nectar to tempt hummingbirds to the garden

April 12, 2019

Hummingbirds are garden jewels, as beautiful as they are valuable. Each weighing less than a nickel, hummingbirds play…
Feisty hummingbirds prioritize fencing over feeding

January 3, 2019

Most hummingbirds have bills and tongues exquisitely designed to slip inside a flower, lap up nectar and squeeze…
Hummingbirds dive to dazzle females in a highly synchronized display

December 20, 2018

When it comes to flirting, animals know how to put on a show. In the bird world, males…
Engineers study hovering bats and hummingbirds in Costa Rica

September 29, 2018

Each sunrise in Las Cruces, Costa Rica, River Ingersoll’s field team trekked into the jungle to put the…
Spatial memory allows hummingbirds to rule the roost

February 13, 2018

Competing for mates is often a showy affair: Think of elk tangling antlers or tom turkeys strutting. But…
From hummingbird to owl: New research decodes bird family tree

October 14, 2015

The rapid extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago gave rise to a stunning variety of bird species…
Hummingbirds Use Tiny Pumps to Extract Nectar

August 22, 2015

When hummingbirds show up in the garden looking for dinner, there’s a lot more going on than meets…
What happens when you put a hummingbird in a wind tunnel?

April 9, 2015

Hummingbirds on the Berkeley campus keep a sweet secret. If they’re lucky, they get invited to Robert Dudley’s…
A new species of hummingbird?

February 13, 2015

  The Bahama Woodstar is a hummingbird found in the Bahamas, and comprises two subspecies. One of these,…
Hummingbird’s hover surprisingly easy to hack

December 9, 2014

Hummingbirds’ remarkable ability to hover in place is highly contingent on the tiny bird having a completely stationary…
How the hummingbird achieves its aerobatic feats

November 24, 2014

The sight of a tiny hummingbird hovering in front of a flower and then darting to another with…
Fighting for Females: The Evolution of a Hummingbird

November 6, 2014

Tiny, swift, and iridescent, hummingbirds dart around flowers and feeders, sipping nectar with their seemingly delicate beaks. But…
Evolution of sweet taste perception in hummingbirds

August 28, 2014

Sensory systems, such as olfactory and gustatory systems, define an animal’s capacity for perception, and can evolve to…
Hummingbird evolution soared after they invaded South America 22 million years ago

April 7, 2014

A newly constructed family tree of the hummingbirds, published today in the journal Current Biology, tells a story of…
How hummingbirds evolved to fly at high altitude

December 4, 2013

The giant hummingbird, Patagona gigas, occurs at elevations of over 14,000 feet in the Andes of South America.…
Two Vortex Trails With One Stroke

February 26, 2013

As of today, the Wikipedia entry for the hummingbird explains that the bird’s flight generates in its wake a single…
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