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The taste of nature! | by Alexandra Rudge. Peace & love!
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The taste of nature!

Hummingbirds do not suck nectar through their long bills, they lick it with fringed, forked tongues.

 

 

A hummingbird can lick 10-15 times per second while feeding.

 

 

Hummingbirds digest natural sucrose in 20 minutes with 97 percent efficiency for converting the sugar into energy.

 

Anna's hummingbird. California.

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Taken on June 26, 2011