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Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are ..... Hummingbirds have long lifespans for organisms with such rapid ..... The tongue, which is forked, is compressed until it reaches nectar, then the ...

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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 ...

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Aug 19, 2015 ... Hummingbirds zip from flower to flower, licking up nectar with their tongues. The exact way these tongues work has long eluded scientists, but a ...

www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136717695/examining-the-hummingbird-tongue

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

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Hummingbird bills are as distinctive as the flowers upon which they feed. ... many decades it was assumed that hummers lap up nectar with their long tongues.

lansingwbu.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-long-is-hummingbirds-tongue.html

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 ...

www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/science/the-hummingbirds-tongue-how-it-works.html

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 ...

www.wired.com/2011/05/hummingbird-tongue-drinking

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

www.worldofhummingbirds.com/facts.php

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.

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From FLIGHT: THE GENIUS OF BIRDS by Ilustra Media. Russ Thompson, Hummingbirds: No Red Dye Russ Thompson, Russ Robertson. Long, Forked Tongue.