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How Hummingbirds Fly When Soggy by Rebecca Morelle, bbc: Researchers have show that the hummingbird shakes its head with such acceleration that it can reach a g-force of 34 (Formula 1 racing cars typically reach less than 6g), removing almost all of the water from its feathers in just 0.1seconds. #Hummingbird #Hummingbird_Flight_in_Rain

Hummingbirds shake their heads to deal with rain

How Hummingbirds Fly When Soggy by Rebecca Morelle, bbc: Researchers have show that the hummingbird shakes its head with such acceleration that it can reach a g-force of 34 (Formula 1 racing cars typically reach less than 6g), removing almost all of the water from its feathers in just 0.1seconds. #Hummingbird #Hummingbird_Flight_in_Rain

The helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is a very lg bird found on the Malay peninsula, Sumatra & Borneo. The call is described as hoots followed by maniacal laughter. It eats mostly fruit, especially figs. It may also use the casque as a weighted tool to dig into rotten wood & loose bark in search of insects & similar prey. Unlike many fruit-eating hornbills, it is sedentary & pairs maintain a territory.

The helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) is a very lg bird found on the Malay peninsula, Sumatra & Borneo. The call is described as hoots followed by maniacal laughter. It eats mostly fruit, especially figs. It may also use the casque as a weighted tool to dig into rotten wood & loose bark in search of insects & similar prey. Unlike many fruit-eating hornbills, it is sedentary & pairs maintain a territory.

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