Hummingbird wings are quite different from that of other birds. The hummingbird rotates its wings differently then other birds. Slow motion video taken of birds indicates that most birds flap their wings up and down but the wings of the hummingbird actually move in a figure eight motion, which makes the hummingbird unique because this enables the hummingbird to be the only bird that has the ability of flying forward, as well as backwards, up, down, and sideways. The hummingbird also has another remarkable flying skill which is the ability to hover. As a result, the fight muscles of the hummingbird take up about 30% of the bird’s body.