January 2010: NATURE "Hummingbirds"

NATURE: Hummingbirds
Sunday, January 10 at 7pm.

Hummingbirds represent one of nature’s most interesting paradoxes — they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. New knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology makes this a perfect time to focus on these shimmering, flashing jewels of the natural world. Stunningly beautiful high-definition, high speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities help us to understand the world of hummingbirds as we never have before.

Check out some of the locations that filmmaker Ann Prum visited during the making of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.

Contest: Can You Name Every Species?

Watch the episode, then try to identify all 46 species pictured, and you could win a copy of Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air on DVD.