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The biomechanical origin of extreme wing allometry in hummingbirds.

Skandalis DA, Segre PS, Bahlman JW, Groom DJE, Welch KC Jr, Witt CC, McGuire JA, Dudley R, Lentink D, Altshuler DL.

Nat Commun. 2017 Oct 19;8(1):1047. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01223-x.


Wingbeat kinematics and energetics during weightlifting in hovering hummingbirds across an elevational gradient.

Groom DJ, Toledo MC, Welch KC Jr.

J Comp Physiol B. 2017 Jan;187(1):165-182. doi: 10.1007/s00360-016-1016-y. Epub 2016 Jul 18.


Resolution of a paradox: hummingbird flight at high elevation does not come without a cost.

Altshuler DL, Dudley R, McGuire JA.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 Dec 21;101(51):17731-6. Epub 2004 Dec 14.


Neuromuscular control of wingbeat kinematics in Anna's hummingbirds (Calypte anna).

Altshuler DL, Welch KC Jr, Cho BH, Welch DB, Lin AF, Dickson WB, Dickinson MH.

J Exp Biol. 2010 Jul 15;213(Pt 14):2507-14. doi: 10.1242/jeb.043497.


Morphological and kinematic basis of the hummingbird flight stroke: scaling of flight muscle transmission ratio.

Hedrick TL, Tobalske BW, Ros IG, Warrick DR, Biewener AA.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 May 22;279(1735):1986-92. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.2238. Epub 2011 Dec 14.


Morphology, muscle capacity, skill, and maneuvering ability in hummingbirds.

Dakin R, Segre PS, Straw AD, Altshuler DL.

Science. 2018 Feb 8;359(6376):653-657. doi: 10.1126/science.aao7104. eCollection 2018 Feb 9.


Three-dimensional kinematics of hummingbird flight.

Tobalske BW, Warrick DR, Clark CJ, Powers DR, Hedrick TL, Hyder GA, Biewener AA.

J Exp Biol. 2007 Jul;210(Pt 13):2368-82.


Efficiency of lift production in flapping and gliding flight of swifts.

Henningsson P, Hedenström A, Bomphrey RJ.

PLoS One. 2014 Feb 28;9(2):e90170. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090170. eCollection 2014.


Take-off mechanics in hummingbirds (Trochilidae).

Tobalske BW, Altshuler DL, Powers DR.

J Exp Biol. 2004 Mar;207(Pt 8):1345-52.


On the autorotation of animal wings.

Ortega-Jimenez VM, Martín-Alcántara A, Fernandez-Feria R, Dudley R.

J R Soc Interface. 2017 Jan;14(126). pii: 20160870. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0870.


Evolution of avian flight: muscles and constraints on performance.

Tobalske BW.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2016 Sep 26;371(1704). pii: 20150383. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0383. Review.


Structure of the vortex wake in hovering Anna's hummingbirds (Calypte anna).

Wolf M, Ortega-Jimenez VM, Dudley R.

Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Oct 30;280(1773):20132391. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2391. Print 2013 Dec 22.


Vortex wake, downwash distribution, aerodynamic performance and wingbeat kinematics in slow-flying pied flycatchers.

Muijres FT, Bowlin MS, Johansson LC, Hedenström A.

J R Soc Interface. 2012 Feb 7;9(67):292-303. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0238. Epub 2011 Jun 15.


Three-dimensional, high-resolution skeletal kinematics of the avian wing and shoulder during ascending flapping flight and uphill flap-running.

Baier DB, Gatesy SM, Dial KP.

PLoS One. 2013 May 15;8(5):e63982. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063982. Print 2013.


Intra-specific variation in wing morphology and its impact on take-off performance in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) during escape flights.

McFarlane L, Altringham JD, Askew GN.

J Exp Biol. 2016 May 1;219(Pt 9):1369-77. doi: 10.1242/jeb.126888. Epub 2016 Mar 18.


Power reduction and the radial limit of stall delay in revolving wings of different aspect ratio.

Kruyt JW, van Heijst GF, Altshuler DL, Lentink D.

J R Soc Interface. 2015 Apr 6;12(105). pii: 20150051. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0051.


Flight speeds among bird species: allometric and phylogenetic effects.

Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PG, Hellgren O.

PLoS Biol. 2007 Aug;5(8):e197.


Integrating morphology and kinematics in the scaling of hummingbird hovering metabolic rate and efficiency.

Groom DJE, Toledo MCB, Powers DR, Tobalske BW, Welch KC Jr.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Feb 28;285(1873). pii: 20172011. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2011.


Experimental optimization of wing shape for a hummingbird-like flapping wing micro air vehicle.

Nan Y, Karásek M, Lalami ME, Preumont A.

Bioinspir Biomim. 2017 Mar 6;12(2):026010. doi: 10.1088/1748-3190/aa5c9e.


Flying in the rain: hovering performance of Anna's hummingbirds under varied precipitation.

Ortega-Jimenez VM, Dudley R.

Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Oct 7;279(1744):3996-4002. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.1285. Epub 2012 Jul 18.

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