swordbill

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swordbill

(ˈsɔːdˌbɪl)
n
(Animals) a South American hummingbird, Ensifera ensifera, having a bill as long as its body
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BUZZ OFF A sword-billed hummingbird, the only bird with a bill longer than its body, uses its unique advantage to see off a rival in Ecuador
The effect was evaluated on Passiflora mixta, an Andean high-mountain species that is pollinated by the Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera).
Sword-billed Hummingbird usually act as nectar robbers on flowers with long corollas, while all the species of the genera Diglossa and Diglossopis (Thraupidae), so-called flower-piercers, exhibit this behavior.