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Purple-throated Carib hummingbird feeding photographed in its natural habitat in the Morne Diablotins National Park in Dominica. Image credit: Wikipedia.

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This tiny red-billed emerald hummingbird (Chlorostilbon gibsoni) feeds on thousands of flowers a day. Kristiina Hurme, CC BY-ND

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Instead of siphoning up nectar using capillary action, hummingbird tongues are actually pumping liquid up in a very unexpected way.

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Close-up of a white-necked jacobin drinking nectar from a flower. This. “

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And then there's praying mantises, which have been known to hang out on a hummingbird feeder and snatch a bird right out of the air.

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A hummingbird's brain makes up a whopping 4.2 percent of its weight; proportionally, that's the largest of any bird's. (By comparison, our brains are 2 ...

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Warmer temperatures could make it harder for hummingbirds to meet their voracious energy needs, a

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Australian flowers and their pollinators have evolved a specific way of communicating – all based upon colour. aussiegall/Flickr


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No other bird on Earth can stunt-fly like a hummingbird. They can fly forward or backward, hover, and even fly upside-down, and they do all of this so fast ...

Violet-headed Hummingbird. Photo by Owen Deutsch

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Female hummingbird, asleep. Photo by Dylan Maldonado.

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Enlarged photo of hummingbird's tongue. When a hummingbird's tongue hits a pool of nectar inside

When drinking, those extensions unroll and curl around each nectar drop taken in.

Hummingbirds have terrific vision: They can see every color we can, and their eyes can process ultraviolet light, which means they can also see some colors ...

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For many, many years, birders and scientists believed that hummingbirds used their tongues like itsy-bitsy straws to suck up nectar.

Hummingbird at a bird feeder

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Mating season can get a bit competitive for hummingbirds. And not just in the “aw, gee, I saw her first” kind of way. Hummingbird males get mean.

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A hummingbird packs more feathers per inch than any other bird, with the possible exception of the penguin. And even if the penguin does win on feather ...

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The fossils of this extinct hummingbird species, Eurotrochilus inexpectatus ("unexpected European hummingbird"), had been sitting in a museum drawer in ...

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Silly names are fantastic. People names are great too. To start, here's Roseanne and Kung Fu Kenny.pic.twitter.com/v1RoAbAlhe

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Despite these setbacks, you can help promote sustainability right in your own backyard (or front yard, for that matter) and encourage pollinators to thrive ...

Orchid mantis, Hymenopus coronatus. Igor Siwanowicz