How the Hummingbird Wields Its Snake-Like Tongue | ScienceTake


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.

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