National Geographic

Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark

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Image by @joelsartore | Rising this #pollinatormonday is the delicate sunbird, native to Eastern Africa. These pollinators have long, curved beaks used to dip deep into many different kinds of plants to feed on sweet nectar, especially lobelia, aloe, and red-hot poker trees. It is widely speculated in science that plants pollinated by sunbirds have co-evolved to fit the tubular shape of the sunbird's beak. These colorful and fast fliers are closely related to the honeyeaters of Australia, as well as the hummingbirds of the Americas, and are even known to occasionally hover while drinking nectar.
To see images of more incredible species, follow @joelsartore.
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#sunbird #birds #pollinator #purplebandedsunbird #pollinatorhero #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #biodiversity #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark

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Awesome

zechariahcorb

great photo! love this!

rebeccaconn

I love this video

rhaneshwaree

@deeqs it’s so colorful!

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