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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hummingbird In Profile With Pollen

Hummingbirds need a steady amount of food, but not all of it is sugar water or nectar. Hummingbirds get small amounts of proteins from mites inside of various flowers; at times, the pollen stays on their beaks.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: glendale, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Matthew Rose