How diving hummingbirds flatter with a flutter | Science News
Male Costa’s hummingbirds make sounds with their tails when they dive to attract females. Now researchers report that the birds are targeting their sounds and masking the Doppler effect.
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Chris Clark & Emily Mistick
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C. Clark and E. Mistick. Strategic acoustic control of a hummingbird courtship dive. Current Biology. Vol. 28, April 23, 2018. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.03.021.