The sword-billed hummingbird of Ecuador captured with a high-speed camera. Filming at 33 times the speed of standard video, we can see this swordbill hummingbird feeding in slow motion.
Calling this bird’s long bill a “sword” isn’t just a metaphor. In 2019, ornithologists at UC Berkeley discovered that many South American hummingbirds use their bills to fight off predators and keep other hummingbirds away from the best feeding spots. En garde!
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