Slow-Motion Footage Of A Hummingbird Shaking Head To Deal With Rain

Slow-motion footage has revealed how a hovering Hummingbird is able to cope with wet weather. The cameras show that the delicate bird shakes its head with such acceleration that it can reach a g-force of 34 (Formula 1 racing cars typically reach less than 6g). This mid-air manoeuvre takes just 0.1 seconds and removes almost all of the water droplets from its feathers.

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