841,735 views | Kristiina J. Hurme and Alejandro Rico-Guevara • TED-Ed
The surprising secrets of hummingbird flight
In just a matter of seconds, hummingbirds can perform astonishing aerial acrobatics, eat lunch in midair, pollinate a flower, even escape threats while upside-down. And they can do this all while achieving sustained hovering flight— an aerial feat no other bird can perform. How do they do it? Kristiina J. Hurme and Alejandro Rico-Guevara explore the incredible flying capabilities of hummingbirds. [Directed Lisa Vertudaches, narrated Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Phil Brookes].