Evolutionary Link To Beak Shape Discovered In Hummingbirds

November 5, 2014 7:17 PM

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Evolutionary Link To Beak Shape Discovered In Hummingbirds

We’ve been told time and time again to never judge a book by its cover. While you may consider yourself pretty good at abiding by this mentality, I would be shocked if you thought the hummingbird was anything other than a small, cute animal.

A new study shows that hummingbirds are anything but. Male hummingbirds have actually been shown to be quite violent, especially when pursuing the attention of a female. Scientists have actually observed male hummingbirds using their beaks to stab at the throats of rival males as part of their speci...

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