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Sword-billed hummingbird

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The sword-billed hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) is a species of hummingbird from South ... The tongue is therefore also unusually long. Since the sword-billed hummingbird's beak is very long, i...

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 ...

How long are hummingbird tongues? (Need answer fast) - Straight ...

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OK, maybe not "fast," but here's the scoop. The pair of hummingbirds visiting our backyard feeders has turned into a minimum of eight or nine ...

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 ...

High-Speed Video Shows How Hummingbirds Really Drink | WIRED

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May 2, 2011 ... Researchers have long believed that capillary action — the ... Because the hummingbird's tongue is so efficient, the researchers think ...

Hummingbirds | Education | Wild Birds Unlimited

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Hummingbirds actually lap up the nectar with their tongues. A lot of people think that hummingbirds have a hollow tongue like a straw. Their tongues do have ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

ScienceTake | The Hummingbird's Tongue - Video - NYTimes.com

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Sep 8, 2015 ... Drinking nectar requires a tongue that fits the flower and works like a pump.

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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 ...

Hummingbird Facts - World of Hummingbirds .com

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A hummingbird's tongue is grooved like the shape of a "W". ... Hummingbirds are on average 8.5 centimeters long from the tip of the beak to the tip of the tail.

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.