Hummingbirds In Slow Motion – BBC Earth


Hummingbirds beat their wings so fast that it’s only in slow motion that we can really observe the beauty of their wing movements. Subscribe to BBC Earth for more amazing animal videos –


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  1. Hummingbirds fly from 30mph to 60mph metabolism is 100 times that of an elephant. In relatively terms its twice as fast as the fastest fighter jet &ndash. They eat 1 in half to three times their body weight daily.

  2. Aww 🙁 I wish the different species of hummingbirds in this video were listed somewhere…
    Im a hobby ornithologist and have seen a couple of these hummingbirds but couldnt identify them!

  3. I was attacked by one. I'll never forget how I narrowly escape. At first, I tried to fight it off but it was too fast, then I thought maybe I should play dead, but that only works on Bears and since I was at a busy restaurant that would be a bit awkward? So it was at this point I almost gave up hope of ever escaping and I saw my life flash before my eyes. Then I remembered I was standing in-between two bird feeders so I stood perfectly still and the threat eventually passed. If it weren't for my quick thinking and cat-like reflexes I don't know how I would have survived.

  4. Truly one of God's most amazing creations. The way it can hover there, wings moving too fast for the naked eye to even distinguish between its' flapss without help from technology. No explanation for this other than design.

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