In agility they are unsurpassed; in fact they are stated to be so swift in their movements as to be able to capture birds on the wing with their paws.
Graceful in form and active in motion, sun-birds flit from flower to flower, feeding on small insects which are attracted by the nectar and on the nectar itself; but this is usually done while perched and rarely on the wing as is the habit of humming-birds.
Their ordinary food is small reptiles and fruits, and insects caught on the wing.
The first Small Tortoiseshells of the year were on the wing at several sites.
He can fix your fighter, or, using his magnetic feet to keep anchored, roll himself out on the wing of your starship to effect inflight repairs.