Hummingbird’s long wings and delicate feet are similar to those of their close relatives’ swifts and nightjars. Hummingbirds have evolved a long and thin bill that allows them to reach nectar deep within a flower’s corolla. Contrary to popular belief, hummingbirds not only consume nectar but also catch insects on the wing. In addition to their dazzling plumage patterns and odd tails, hummingbirds often have iridescent feathers that change color depending on the angle of the light. Hummingbirds are polygynous, meaning that one male mates with more than one female. After mating, the female is responsible for building the nest, incubating the eggs, and rearing the young.
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