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How do hummingbird pollinate flowers?

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birds do not pollinate flowers as they do not sit on a flower and if they sit on flowers then also they don't have so much thin legs that they can pick pollens up like a butterfly or a bee does

answ2. Actually small birds DO pollinate flowers. there are a class of birds called 'honey eaters' (Meliphagidae) and in New Zealand the waxeye (a.k.a. silver eye) pollinates the peach trees in my garden. I've seen a flock of them busy on their task. And we have a bird called a Tui, about the size of a thrush, and these feed on several nectar trees, and on the flowers of flax.

And though I've never seem a hummingbird, these are honey eaters as well i understand.

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Hummingbirds pollinate flowers by feeding on nectar, brushing against the flower's reproductive parts, and transferring pollen between flowers when they visit to feed. Their long, slender bills and tongues allow them to access deep within the flower, making them effective pollinators for certain plant species.

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They travel flower to flower to pollinate. They are almost like bees!

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how do birds help flowers pollinate

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