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How do hummingbirds Hum?

What is the scientific name for a hummingbird?

  • Hummingbird. For other uses, see Hummingbird (disambiguation). Hummingbirds are birds native to the Americas and constituting the biological family Trochilidae. They are the smallest of birds, most species measuring 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) in length.

Can We finally get the 'HMM' out of hummingbirds?

  • Now researchers say they have cracked the conundrum, finally taking the “hmm?” out of hummingbirds.

Why do hummingbirds Squeak?

  • The team note a crucial factor is the motion of a hummingbird’s wings. While most birds only create lift on the downstroke – found by the team to be the primary sound source – hummingbirds do so on the down and upstroke as a result of their unusual wing motion, which follows a path akin to a U-shaped smile.

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