This bird’s beak is so long it looks like a hypodermic needle.

A hypodermic needle is a medical instrument made up of a hollow needle normally used with a syringe to inject substances into the body. And that’s just what the peak of this av looks like.

It is the longest beak in relation to the total length of the body and belongs to the sword-billed hummingbird.

The sword-billed hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) is a species of hummingbird that lives in the Andes (from Venezuela to Bolivia), presenting a beak and a long tongue as an adaptation to its diet based on the nectar of certain types of flowers.

It has a beak of 10.2 centimeters, that is, it is longer than its body (if the tail is excluded).

With more than 25 centimeters from the end of its tail to the tip of its prodigious beak, we are also facing the longest hummingbird.

It is bronzed green on the head, more metallic on the rest of the body, somewhat long and forked tail. Female similarly distinctive, with whiter underparts, with green spots on the sides. It comes to weigh 12 g.

When perching for balance, bill is raised, pointing skyward.

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