POTD 8/5/21

August 05, 2021  •  1 Comment

HUMMMMMMM - Hummingbirds feed by dipping their long slender tongue into the nectar inside a flower (or feeder)  Some of the remarkable details of how this works were just recently discovered.  The tip of the tongue is forked and each fork is fringed (look closely) and forms a flexible tube designed to hold liquid. The tongue can dip into the feeder up to twenty times per second.


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George(non-registered)
Nice crisp shot!
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