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The Mysteries Of Hummingbird Flight
2013-02-26 05:40:07

The wings of the hummingbird move so fast – about 80 beats per second – these amazing creatures can actually fly right, left, up, down, backwards and even upside down.


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2005-06-02 09:32:14

The Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) is a small hummingbird characterized by its long, straight and very slender bill. The adult male has a white breast, rufous face, upperparts, flanks and tail and an iridescent orange-red throat patch (gorget). Some males have some green on back and/or crown. The female has green upperparts, white underparts, some iridescent orange feathers in the center of the throat, and a dark tail with white tips and rufous base. Females and the rare...

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postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.