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Hummingbird’s Snap-buckling Beak

July 20, 2011

High-speed video of a purple-crowned woodnymph (Thalurania colombica) catching fruit flies reveals the hummingbird’s “snap-buckling” beak. Read the article here: http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/2081304/fastclosing_beaks_key_to_hummingbird_feeding/index.html . Credit: Video by Gregor Yanega.