I’ve come across a few really fascinating bird videos lately, and wanted to share them with you. The first one has been around for awhile, but I’ve never seen it and was thoroughly astonished. This Little Green Heron (Butorides virescens) was filmed using a piece of bread as bait to lure in the fish.
This next video is a little more science-based; it demonstrates a 2011 discovery regarding how hummingbirds drink nectar. Scientists had long thought that hummingbird tongues worked by “capillary action”, which has to do with surface tension and adhesion and other somewhat complicated stuff. Instead, it turns out that hummingbird tongues are made up of tubes that separate, wrap around the nectar, and then seal it within, bringing the nectar to their mouth. Check it out in the video below, and click here for more information.
One last video, this one with a birds-eye view. Scientists attached a small lipstick-sized camera to the back of an Imperial Cormorant and watched it dive 150 feet to the bottom of the ocean floor. This was much farther than we’d ever thought cormorants could (or did) go. Check it out below, and learn more here:
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