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Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air PBS DVD cover

Available at Wild Birds Unlimited of Yorba Linda

Hummingbirds Magic in the Air DVD 

As seen on PBS, the award-winning Nature series is the longest-running weekly natural history series on television. Hummingbirds take extraordinary to a whole new level. They are the smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet, but they are also among the fastest. With wings that beat up to 200 times every second, they are among natures most accomplished athletes, the only birds able to hover, fly backwards, and even upside down. Because hummingbirds live their lives in fast forward, much of their fascinating world is typically lost to human perception.

But using cameras able to capture over 500 images a second, the hummingbirds magical world can finally be seen and appreciated. Amazing footage shows these little powerhouses are far more than delicate nectar gatherers they are also deadly predators. And watch as the birds display their elaborate mating rituals, showing off with nose dives that subject them to over ten Gs of force enough to cause an experienced fighter pilot to black out! These tiny marvels dazzle and delight bird watchers all over the world, and NATURE reveals their stunning abilities as they have never been seen before.

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham narrates. Rating: TV-G. Running time: 73 minutes