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Bird and Insect Wing Beats Per Second, Minute and Hour

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Abby Serrano

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Transcript of Bird and Insect Wing Beats Per Second, Minute and Hour

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli
Bird and Insect Wing Beats Per Second, Minute and Hour
Blue Jay
A Blue Jay beats it's wings about 40 times per second. So it beats its wings about 2,400 times per minute and about 144,000 times per hour.
Eagle
An Eagle beats it's wings approximately 5 times per second. By multiplying that I know that an Eagle can beat it's wings about 300 times in a minute and 18,000 times in an hour.
Woodpecker
A Woodpecker can beat it's wings around15 times per second. By using that information I know that a woodpecker can beat it's wings approximately900 times in a minute and 54,000 times in an hour
Ladybug
A Ladybug can beat it's wings about 90 times per second. Also Ladybugs can beat their wings approximately 5,400 times in a minute and around 324,000 times in an hour.
Dragon Fly
Dragon Flies can beat their wings approximately 30 times in a second. I also found out that Dragon Flies can beat their wings 1,800
House Fly
A House Fly can beat it's wings about 200 times in a second. Using this information I know that house flies can beat their wings around 12,000 times in a minute and about 720,000 times in an hour
Animal
Wing beats per second
WING BEATS PER MINUTE
Wing beats per hour
Blue Jay
Eagle
Woodpecker
Ladybug
Dragon Fly
House Fly
40
5
15
90
30
200
2,400
300
900
5,400
1,800
12,000
144,00
18,000
54,000
324,000
108,00
720,000
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