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Real fact #119: Humming birds are the only birds that can fly backwards
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A hummingbird can rotate each of its wings in a circle, allowing them to be the only bird which can fly forwards, backwards, up, down, sideways or sit in sheer space. To hover, hummingbirds move their wings forward and backward in a repeated figure eight, much like the arms of a swimmer treading water. Hummingbirds can move instantaneously in any direction, start from its perch at full speed, and doesn't necessarily slow up to land. Hummingbirds can even fly short distances upside down, a trick rollover they employ when being attacked by another bird. We think this site is reliable because they are experts on hummingbirds they have observed for over six years and they sell feeders and things that attract them so the company sees hummingbirds often.

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Goood job. Youo neede to record your sorce in the fourm above. Do you tink there is another posssible surce (a boook, an ebcyclopedia of birds, for exaample?) that wil be able to help you vrerify the infrmation agaiin? 2/27/08 - RHF

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