Kristiina Hurme

Kristiina Hurme

Apr 06, 2016

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    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!

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