Upworthy examines that little thing in your garden or at the sugar-filled feeder.
The hummingbird, despite its looks, is one mean dude.
According to a report in Slate, they have beaks:
“like stilettos, longer and pointier than those of juvenile males or females — the better for stabbing other males in the throat.”
Like the three hummingbirds seen here absolutely crushing a bird feeder.
Trained fighter pilots can sustain up to 8 or 9 Gs in a dive or a hard turn. Hummingbirds can achieve up to 10 Gs while executing a courtship dive, traveling at speeds that, relative to the length of their bodies, are faster than a space shuttle re-entering the atmosphere.
Most ornithologists agree that this explains why hummingbirds always look so damn smug.
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