Scientists at the University of Connecticut used high-speed cameras to investigate the mechanics of a hummingbird’s tongue, which is forked at the end and works like a pump for retrieving nectar. Watch this 2015 episode of ScienceTake for more.
Read the story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/science/the-hummingbirds-tongue-how-it-works.html
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