HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR
Produced by: Ann Johnson Prum
Presented by: Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
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HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR (USA, 2009, 50 min.)
The smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet and also among the fastest, hummingbirds take extraordinary to a whole new level. With wings that beat up to 200 times every second, they are among nature’s most accomplished athletes, the only birds able to hover, fly backwards and even upside down. Amazing footage shows these little powerhouses are far more than delicate nectar gatherers – they are also deadly predators. These tiny marvels dazzle and delight bird watchers all over the world, and this film reveals their stunning abilities, as they have never been seen before. Narrated by F. Murray Abraham. Produced by Ann Johnson Prum for PBS NATURE.
Discussion with filmmaker Ann Johnson Prum and Donna Stockton, National Zoo Entomologist and Invertebrate Keeper, follows screening.
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