Kristiina Hurme

Kristiina Hurme

May 15, 2017

Group 6 Copy 99
1
Please wait...

About This Project

Flying at incredible speeds, often upside down and backwards, hummingbirds truly have superpowers! These aerial acrobatics help them defend flowers and avoid attacks! We want to uncover the dark side of the tiniest birds by examining their adaptations for fighting. In many hummingbird species, males have teeth-like spines and daggers on their bill tips and can inflict serious damage! However, based on our studies, these weapons should make it harder for males to drink nectar. How do they do it?

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Bridging International Borders to Fight Re-emerging Plague in Madagascar

The Plague is considered one of the most successful infectious agents in history and at one point killed nearly...

Can treatment with natural medicine be used to prevent Parkinson's symptoms?

Aggregation of the synuclein-alpha, SNCA, protein can indicate Parkinson's Disease, PD, symptoms two years prior...

Backer Badge Funded