Do hummingbirds ever stop flapping and just sail like other birds?



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    Hummingbirds are hoverers rather than gliders, and, as such, their flight mechanics differ markedly from that of other birds. They fly by beating their wings in a rapid, vortex-like motion, often flapping as many as 200 times in a second. Hummingbirds, however, do not beat their wings continuously and occasionally are able to pause mid-hover, because the tremendous amount of lift that they generate. This is sort of like gliding.

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    Hummingbirds have remarkable flight ability. It is ture that they hover rahter than glide like many other birds.. Hummingbirds are the oly birds that can fly forward, backwards, upside down and hover in place.They are like dancing acrobats in flight.

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