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Thursday, June 9, 2011

So Widdle!

The world's smallest bird is the hummingbird.

In holding this title, hummingbirds are also in possession of the tiniest bird feet.

Apparently, it is a popular aviary myth that hummingbirds do not have feet at all. But as you can see, they do! Their proportionally long talons make them excellent perchers. BUT- their legs are so stubby that walking is not typical or indeed feasible.

Good thing they are wondrous fliers, and spend almost all their time in mind-boggling flight.

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