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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl (Trochilidae, Trochilinae) 109h-2716 | by Perk's images
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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl (Trochilidae, Trochilinae) 109h-2716

This Rufous-tail seems to be showing off the long tongue it uses to probe for nectar deep inside trumpet-shaped flowers. Hummingbirds often work their tongues in and out while resting, probably to remove sticky pollen and nectar buildup.

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Taken on April 21, 2009