[CT Birds] Odd Characteristic of Hudsonian Godwit
rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Oct 20 07:44:23 EDT 2009
--- On Tue, 10/20/09, Chris Elphick <elphick at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> .... this is really Margaret Rubega's
> area of expertize)....
> .... Margaret's former student who did a lot of
> high-speed video work with hummingbirds also has film of it
> in various hummers.....
That student did a fascinating presentation to the New Haven Bird Club on his work, one of the most memorable I have attended. He was studying how hummingbirds catch very small flying insects, and the flexing of the bill tip was part of it.
Beacon Falls, CT
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