FEATHERY FRIDAY #69
It’s time for that fabulous day of the week when we meet a feathery friend. We’re going to South America to meet a little bird with an extra long bill!
MEET THE SWORD BILLED HUMMINGBIRD!
Diet: Omnivore: insects, nectar
Length/Weight: 6 ½-9”/ 7/16-9/16 oz
Conservation Status: common
- Sword billed hummingbirds have long bills, up to 4 ½”.
- Their bills are longer than their bodies.
- Sword billed hummingbirds have dark green bodies.
- Sword billed hummingbirds hold their bill vertically when at rest.
These tiny little hummingbirds are crazy looking with their looooooong beaks. Those little beaks must help them get to the good nectar.