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Hummingbird pulls Top Gun stunts

For its size, courting flier dives faster than a returning space shuttle

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6:59pm, June 9, 2009

To see video of the male Anna's hummingbird's swift dive, click here.

They may wear too much pink to fit in among macho fliers. But when male Anna’s hummingbirds swoop out of the sky, they pull more g’s than any known vertebrate stunt flier outside a cockpit, says Chris Clark of the University of California, Berkeley.

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