A juvenile male black-throated mango hummingbird (
Anthracothorax nigricollis) extending his tongue after drinking nectar.
By filming these ultra-speedy feeders at transparent fake flowers, researchers finally figured out how hummingbirds slurp up the nectar so fast.
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