W Shape

September 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

W ShapeW Shape

 

The hummingbird's tongue is shaped like a "W".  It's flat , but splits at the very end. 

The hummingbird also has a long beak which enables them to get at the nectar at the very bottom of a flower.  It's their tongue, however, that enables them to pick up the nectar.  When eating, they extend their tongue, spread the tip, cover it with nectar and retract it into their mouth.

 

 


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