Sword-billed Hummingbird Facts

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. .

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