There are thousands if not millions of different species of birds in the universe. All these birds have the ability to fly forward and none can fly backwards except just one bird, the hummingbird. This is the only bird that is known to fly backwards.
The wings of the hummingbird are designed differently to those of other birds giving it an advantage. They have a ball and socket joint in their shoulder which is unique. The joint allows the bird to rotate its wings 180 degrees in all directions a thing that other birds can not do.
The other advantage is that their wings are tapered, long and narrow giving them the advantage of moving faster through the air. Their wings too are close to their body given their small bodies which makes them move faster. All these unique body design features help the hummingbird to do things that other birds can not do.
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