What Birds Fly Backwards?

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The hummingbird is the only bird that has the capacity to fly backwards. The bird can also fly left and right and up and down; a character that other birds do not have. However, this is made possible by their exceptional upstroke strength.
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humming birds are the only birds who's body's are built to fly backwards
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Hummingbirds can fly up & down, left & right, backwards & unusually - even
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A hummingbird can rotate each of its wings in a circle, allowing them to be the only bird which can fly forwards, backwards, up, down, sideways or sit in sheer space
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The hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backwards. They can fly up & down, left & right, and even upside down!
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Humming birds fly backwards when removing their bills from flower tubes.They can fly upside down for a short period of time because they have an angled wing structure.They can also fly vertically and horizontally.Their name is derived from the hum noise made by their wings.
Hummingbird is the only bird that can fly backward. While most birds flap their wings in an up-down fashion, hummingbirds use a stroke more similar to a circle made with a twisting motion. By using this special wing stroke, it can move in any direction.
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