The Sword-billed Hummingbird is found in the Andes Mountains and its bill is up to 4 inches in length.
The sword-billed hummingbird has a bill which is longer than its body. This enables it to feed on flowers with long corollas.
When feeding, the tongue of a hummingbird extends beyond its bill and contracts about 13 times per second, allowing it to lap up nectar.
When the sword-billed hummingbird perches, it holds its beak almost vertical in order to help reduce the strain on its neck. .