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- Large eyes pick up as many colors as human eyes do, plus ultraviolet light
No fliers are as well-equipped to extract nectar as hummingbirds. With long, thin bills and tongues that lick up to 13 times a second, their mouths alone make them impressive. But the awe doesn’t stop there—they are among the few birds with the ability to steadily hover and fly backward, allowing them to easily move from flower to flower.