Discover a tiny hummingbird with very unusual tail feathers.
- There are over 300 species of hummingbird.
- Hummingbirds use specialised beaks to feed on nectar.
- The marvellous spatuletail gets its name from the male's elaborate tail feathers.
- The male marvellous spatuletail swishes its tail feathers as part of an elaborate and exhausting courtship dance.
The Andes, Peru
In the foothills of the Andes, a female marvellous spatuletail is using her long, specialised beak to feed on nectar.
She is one of over 300 species of hummingbird found throughout the Americas.
By hovering on the spot, they can feed from flowers without having to land.
The marvellous …
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