How to drink like a bat

This one just sticks out its tongue and throbs carry nectar to its mouth

feeding orange bat

TRICKY TONGUE  The enigmatic tongue of the orange nectar-feeding bat picks up nectar without lapping or sipping.

M. TSCHAPKA/UNIV. OF ULM

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