A Bird in the Hand: How a Smithsonian Zoologist Spent the Pandemic Tracking Nectar-Robbing Orioles | Smithsonian Voices

While most nectar-eating birds stick their heads directly inside the flower, which coats their heads in pollen, the orchard oriole sometimes pierces the base of the flower with its beak to drink the nectar without getting covered in pollen. As a result, it gets the sweet reward without having to do the leg work of … Read more