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Published on 13 Apr 2018 / In Non-profits & Activism

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.

Read more: https://www.sciencenews.org/ar....ticle/costas-humming

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Story: Susan Milius

Production & animation: Helen Thompson

Hummingbird video, audio & images
Avian Video Center/Pond 5
Chris Clark & Emily Mistick

Additional visuals
Kevin.B/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY SA 2.0)

Music
“On A Wing” by Podington Bear (CC BY-NC 3.0)
http://freemusicarchive.org/mu....sic/Podington_Bear/D
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Citation
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.

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