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Think you know a lot about hummingbirds? THINK AGAIN!

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The Hummingbird’s Tongue: How It Works
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/08/science/the-hummingbirds-tongue-how-it-works.html

“Hummingbirds are great subjects for evolutionary biologists because they are so extreme. They live at a fast pace, wings a blur, tongue darting in and out of flowers at a frenetic pace, often 15 or 20 times a second.”

Hummingbird evolution soared after they invaded South America 22 million years ago
http://news.berkeley.edu/2014/04/03/hummingbird-evolution-soared-after-invading-south-america-22-million-years-ago/

“A newly constructed family tree of the hummingbirds, published today in the journal Current Biology, tells a story of a unique group of birds that originated in Europe, passed through Asia and North America, and ultimately found its Garden of Eden in South America 22 million years ago.”
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