what allows a hummingbird to hover and fly the way it does? Is there any type of bird capable of doing the same type of flight?

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what allows a hummingbird to hover and fly the way it does? Is there any type of bird capable of doing the same type of flight?

In: Biology

It’s wings can rotate on their socket more freely than other birds, who just flap mostly up and down. Also, they flap their wings much faster and are much smaller than most birds, allowing them to achieve lift without forward momentum. The cost of this is a huge need for energy, thus they have to constantly eat to survive.

Their wings moves in shape “horizontal 8”…so in same time, they fly forward and backward – stay in same spot.
They flap 80 times in second!

…pretty fast…but they burn so much energy, so they constantly eat fruit-sugar for instant-energy.