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Webmaster Posted 19-Nov-2015 10:33


From Science Daily and New York Times on 19-Nov-2015 10:33

Brute strength is surprisingly important to the ability of hummingbirds to outmaneuver rivals for nectar and evade predators, according to new research. An intensive study of 20 Anna's hummingbirds, Calypte anna, has revealed that birds with the highest muscle capacity are able to accelerate faster and make more demanding, complex turns.

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