in ,

Tongue-Tied | The Evolution of a Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are remarkable creatures, with their ability to hover, fly backwards, and extract nectar with their amazing tongue. A long thin beak houses that tiny tongue, which the hummer inserts into flowers and laps up the nectar.

However, that is no ordinary tongue. Their tongue consists of two separating parts that enclose around the nectar, and then is drawn back into their mouth. The nectar isn’t gathered by capillary action, but instead by an automatic fluid trap that requires no energy expenditure from the bird. Efficient? Yes! Designed? What do you think?

While hummingbirds are now only found in the New World, fossilized hummingbirds have been found in Europe that supposedly date back to the Oligocene epoch, millions of years ago.

Advertisement Below:

Most interesting were the observations that beak, skeletal proportions, the shape of the tail, size of the creature, and the design of the wing all appear very similar to…

modern living hummingbirds.

In reality, it’s been 4 thousand years since a select few hummingbirds flew off of the ark, surviving the global deluge, and still today, these tiny creatures leave us in awe of their remarkable design, function, and flight.

I’m David Rives
Truly, The heavens declare the glory of God

LIKE David’s FB page here:
FOLLOW us on Twitter:
VISIT our official website for tons of free information:
David Rives MUSIC:
For the TBN show “Creation in the 21st Century”:

Advertisement Below:
Avatar photo

Written by David Rives

With a unique combination of creation science and Biblical astronomy, David has built a solid case for our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ–and the world is taking notice. Host of the weekly TV show "Creation in the 21st Century" on TBN, and author of the book "Wonders Without Number".

Advertisement Below:


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Advertisement Below:
Advertisement Below:

Discover Creation Club by Alpha Omega Institute

Neandertal Burial, Dr. J video still

How Far Will They Go to Avoid Letting Neandertals be Human?`