Hummingbirds dodge raindrops

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 in What's news?

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A new study suggests that plucky Anna’s hummingbirds, which can weigh less than an ounce, ┬ákeep flying through a heavy downpour by adjusting their posture and increasing the frequency of their wing beats. This sounds a lot more impressive when you imagine that a single raindrop can weigh more than a third of a hummingbird’s weight.

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