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TED-Ed Video on hummingbirds by Kristiina Hurme, Alejandro Rico-Guevara, & Alyssa Sargent

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 17:15 to Monday, July 12, 2021 - 17:15

Watch this quick and fun TED-Ed video on hummingbird flight! Assistant Teaching Professor Kristiina Hurme and Assistant Professor Alejandro Rico-Guevara wrote the script, while graduate student Alyssa Sargent created the educational materials.


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.

Link to TED-Ed website and video here.

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