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June 23, 2021

Anna's hummingbird generates sound like simpler wings of insects

Researchers discovered that the soft and complex feathered wings of hummingbirds like this Anna's hummingbird generate sound in a manner like the simpler wings of insects.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant IOS 1552419.]

Learn more in the NSF Research News story How hummingbirds hum. (Date image taken: 2016-2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 23, 2021)

Credit: Lentink Lab/Stanford University

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