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Jet Hummingbird Sounds - Male courtship/intimidation dives V09623

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Published on Jun 5, 2011

Hummingbirds are really fast, and do some amazing things; The males of some species perform spectacular aerial maneuvers, including high-speed dives at females and rival males, in order to impress and/or intimidate them. At the bottom part of the dive, the bird flares his tail feathers causing them to vibrate and whistle, making a muti-frequency sound that reminds one of a jet engine whine! When standing directly below one of these dives, one might think a bullet had just whizzed overhead! :-O

These two short clips were shot on the spur of the moment, the first with an extremely low-res camera, and the other with high quality HD equipment. Neither are high-speed (slow motion) capable so the birds just look like blurs... the audio is the most impressive part, and headphones recommended :-)

The soundtrack is an excerpt from "Sky Spy" from the "TimeShift" CD by Technician (yours truly), available on iTunes.

This is copyrighted material, however, you may download this footage directly from YouTube and use it free of charge in your own non-profit/non-commercial YouTube videos. The full free usage policy and YouTube copyright notice/ad info can be found here (please read before using JCMDI material): http://jcmdi.com/stockfootage/faq.htm... http://jcmdi.com/stockfootage/faq.htm... Soundtracks by Technician (yours truly), available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tec... Full artist discography at HTTP://technician.jcmdi.com

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