Hummingbird Feeding on Flowers

Photo: John Kress, Smithsonian
December 20, 2013
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Hummingbird Feeding on Flowers
Photo: John Kress, Smithsonian

A male purple-throated carib hummingbird feeding on the flowers of H. caribaea. Pollinators and frugivores help sustain thousands of acres of tropical forests, which act as carbon sinks and help mitigate the impacts of climate change on the Earth.