Monday, 1 March 2010

Astonishing hummingbird picture

Now this picture I find completely astonishing, to the point where I suspect that what I am seeing is an artifact somehow introduced by the video camera being used to take the movie.

But that looks an awful lot to me as though the bird has one wing forward and one back, which goes completely against what (little) I know about bird anatomy and flight biomechanics.

Click the photo to visit the YouTube movie I spotted on Pharyngula and which piqued my interest in the first place.

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