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Long Misunderstood, Hummingbird Tongue Works Like Micropump

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Aug 19, 2015 ... The slender hummingbird tongue has been misunderstood for more than 180 years, a new study finds. Since 1833, scientists thought that ...

Project Beak: Adaptations: Beaks: Sipping

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Hummingbirds have long, needlelike beaks they use to probe deep into flowers. ... Depending on the length of its beak and tongue, a hummingbird can extend ...

High-Speed Video Shows How Hummingbirds Really Drink | WIRED

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May 2, 2011 ... ... drawing in nectar with capillary action, hummingbird tongues quickly fold up ... Researchers have long believed that capillary action — the ...

The Hummingbird's Tongue: How It Works - The New York Times

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Sep 8, 2015 ... Hummingbirds have forked tongues that spring open once inserted into ... Scientists had studied hummingbirds for a long time, he said, but had ...

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Nov 8, 2007 ... About half way through the hummingbird wipes it's beak and sticks out it's tongue. You have to look ... for a second. But it;s tongue is really long.

How the hummingbird's tongue really works (w/ video) - Phys.org

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May 3, 2011 ... A hummingbird's tongue fully immersed in nectar, the fringes (lamellae) ... be grasped, a physical challenge that has long inspired the study of ...

Wild Birds Unlimited: How Long is a Hummingbird's Tongue?

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Sep 22, 2009 ... Hummingbirds actually have a long flexible tongue that is good for reaching into long flowers or the bottom of your feeder. The tongue itself isn't ...

Video: Tricks of the Hummingbird's Tongue | Science | AAAS

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Oct 16, 2012 ... Dozens of times a second, a hummingbird's tongue flicks in and out of its long beak, lapping nectar out of the flower that it hovers over.

Watch: Hummingbird tongues are tiny pumps | Science | AAAS

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Aug 18, 2015 ... Hummingbird tongues are tiny pumps that suck up nectar—not merely passive strawlike structures as long thought, new research suggests.

Hummingbird Bills and Tongues - Hummingbird Market of Tucson

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The size of the bills ranges from 1/2" to equal to their total body length (from tip of ... decades it was assumed that hummers lap up nectar with their long tongues.

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Examining The Hummingbird Tongue : NPR

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May 27, 2011 ... Hummingbirds can extend their tongues great distances — in some cases the length of their heads — to retrieve nectar. Biologist Margaret ...

The Size of a Hummingbird's Bill | Animals - mom.me

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The length of a hummingbird's bill doesn't interfere with catching protein-rich insects, ... them to stretch their tongues, almost doubling the tongue's normal length.

Hummingbird: internal anatomy, physiology

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The bill of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is one of its ... The bill protects a long tongue (below) with a brushy ...