16 of the world's most psychedelic creatures

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Chris Morgan
credit: Chris Morgan

Green-crowned brilliant hummingbird

Hummingbirds have such moxie! Not only are they the smallest of birds, but they have mad flying skills: they can fly right, left, up, down, backwards, and even upside down. Plus, they can hover. (They're really fairies, right?) PLUS, those colors! This green-crowned brilliant hummingbird (Heliodoxa jacula) shows off his color-shifting iridescence, which is all part of the ploy to find a mate.

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