The Genius of Birds: Watch a Hummingbird's Tongue in Action
We recently got a hummingbird feeder for our back porch and my kids were delighted to see how quickly the local hummingbird population discovered it. I tried to explain to them what's so amazing about the creature's tongue. Watch this clip from the new Illustra documentary Flight: The Genius of Birds. Paul Nelson's commentary is also very eloquent and appropriate.