Source: “The hummingbird tongue is a fluid trap, not a capillary tube.“ Alejandro Rico-Guevara and Margaret A. Rubega. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Published online May 2, 2011, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1016944108
My hummingbirds are back from their winter migration. It’s exciting to see them return.
Check out this amazing high speed video which explains how hummingbirds drink: