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La Lengua del Colibrí

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Thank you Cindy! I am amazed at the clear, close up shots you managed of these hyperspeed wonders.

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Please click to enlarge. Although hummingbirds are at The Holler year round, the spring migration brings greater numbers of hummers to The Holler.
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Today I was trying to get some photos of elusive hummingbird tongues, something I had heretofore been unable to do.
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I wrote the title in spanish because it sounds kinda gross and tacky in english……
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Anyhoo, guess what? I was successful!
So sit back and take a gander at la lengua del colibri! (You really need to click to enlarge to see clearly).
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You can see the tongue extending from the front of the beak.
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Hummingbird tongues are grooved on the sides, enabling the bird to store nectar on the tongue and then swallow it. The grooves allow the birds to gulp nectar down at a fast and furious rate. Something I always see them doing.
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Their tongues are very long allowing hummingbirds to reach deep into…

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