Hummingbird tongues may work like micropumps

How nectar rises through specialized grooves has inspired debate

POWER SIP  A new way of looking at hummingbird tongues says they work like tiny pumps, challenging the familiar idea that the birds sip nectar by capillary action. 

K. Hurme

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