Hummingbird Tongue: Anatomy and Functions Explained!

A hummingbird’s beak contains a lengthy tongue, allowing it to consume three times its body weight in honey and insects each day. Researchers have discovered a previously unknown use for those little tongues: nectar-sucking pumps. Hummingbird tongues don’t operate like straws after all, as long-held belief holds, according to Perkins. Observations of birds sucking nectar … Read more