Image of the Day: Pollinator Selection

The nectar in deep flowers of Heliconia tortuosa can be efficiently extracted only with long, curved beaks, like those of green hermit hummingbirds (Phaethornis guy).

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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, MATT BETTS(See “Pollinator recognition by a keystone tropical plant,” PNAS, 2015.)

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