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Hummingbirds navigate an ultraviolet world

Hummingbirds navigate an ultraviolet world

Hummingbirds were already impressive. They move like hurried insects, turn on aerial dimes and extract nectar from flowers with almost surgical precision. But they conceal another talent, too: seeing colors that human eyes can't perceive.  Researchers working out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that untrained broad-tailed hummingbirds can use these ultraviolet colors to help them identify sources of food.

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