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Aladdin’s Garden (Hummingbirds)

Synopsis
Shows the garden of Peter Rapse, in the Aripo Valley, Trinidad. Looks at the flowers and the hummingbirds which use them as a source of food. Using high-speed photography, reveals the flexibility of the hummingbirds’ wings which enables them to hover and fly backwards.
Series
Survival, Series
Language
English
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 25 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1975
Availability
Hire
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
birds; flight; hummingbirds; Trinidad

Credits

Producer
Colin Willock
Writer
Malcolm Penny
Cast
Duncan Carse 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

Anglia Television

Distributor

Name

Oxford Scientific Films

Web
http://www.osf.uk.com External site opens in new window

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