Incredible hummingbird mating ritual

One of the most popular backyard birds is the hummingbird.
Of the many things that fascinate bird watchers, here is something I found of interest.
The Anna’s Hummingbird is native to the West Coast of North America.
During courtship, the male Anna’s Hummingbird was calculat

ed in terms of body lengths/second as it plummeted down at a full speed of 400 body
lengths/second. By this measurement, this surprising speed is greater than that of a fighter jet. As this male Hummingbird reaches the end of its plummet, he then fights ten times the pull of gravity as he sharply ascends into the sky.

It is amazing to know that this popular backyard bird – our feathered friend – is comparatively faster than a fighter jet!


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