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Hurricane Hummingbirds

My column for The Record today is about hummingbirds and hurricanes -- with the observations of  Victor M. Ortega-Jimenez, who did his post-doctoral research on the effects of precipitation on hummingbird flight.

(He also took the photo above at the Berkeley Flight Lab in California. Thanks, Dr. Ortega-Jimenez!)

These birds migrate from as afar away as the West Indies -- why shouldn't they be able to handle a hurricane?

You can download a .pdf of the column here:

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You can read more about his bird-flight research here.


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