The Sword-billed Hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera, is aptly named! They are the only bird who has a bill longer than their body, and even their latin name, ensifera, means “sword-bearer.” Their bill is so long that they can’t preen their own feathers with their bill like other birds, and so employs a foot for grooming, while balancing on their other leg.
©Two Loons/Erin Lehnert
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