[CT Birds] NYTimes link: The Hummingbird’s Special Sweet Tooth

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Tue Aug 26 09:25:07 EDT 2014


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/science/the-hummingbirds-special-sweet-tooth.html

Nectar makes up about three-quarters of a hummingbird’s diet, yet birds seem to lack the receptor that vertebrates use to taste sweetness. Researchers say they have solved the mystery.


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