The Anna's Hummingbird can beat its wings 1,000 times a minute .
"Scientists in California have shown that a small bird known as Anna’s hummingbird, when attempting to impress a mate, can dive through the air at speeds of around 50 miles per hour.
So far, so what? After all, even a humble Ford Fiesta can go at least twice as fast. Ah, but an Anna’s hummingbird is only five inches long.
A scientific study, published this week, has shown that if you scaled it up to the size of a Ford Fiesta (13ft) it would be going at 1,300 miles per hour - almost twice the speed of sound."