Biomechanics

Fast cockatiel flight

By Tyson Hedrick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Type of Resource Media including photos and video clips 
Topic Locomotion/motility 
Taxa Vertebrate 
Organizational Level Organismal 
Role of activity in your course N/A 
Safety precautions, possible permissions necessary N/A 
Miscellaneous advice - pitfalls to avoid N/A 
Description A cockatiel flying at 13 meters per second in the Concord Field Station wind tunnel. This is a medium to fast speed for a cockatiel but well within its aerobic power output. The bird should be able to maintain this speed for long periods. The video plays back at 1/25th normal speed. 
Associated Files File 1: 80.1.mov