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Humingbird Jaw

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Biologists discovered a new design feature for hummingbirds. Unlike other birds, the jaws of hummingbirds are equipped for two highly specialized modes of feeding. In one mode the jaws and beak are rigid so that the bird can efficiently harvest nectar from flowers. In the other mode the jaws and beak are flexible so that the bird can capture flying insects. For hummingbirds to survive they must be able to efficiently harvest huge amounts of nectar but also supplement their nectar diet with insects. Naturalistic evolution cannot explain the origin of such sophisticated jaw and beak structures in a short time period in distinction from other bird species. Such amazing structures point to a supernatural Creator.


George M. Yanega and Margaret A. Rubega, “Humming Bird Jaw Bends to Aid Insect Capture,” Nature, 428 (2004), p. 615.. cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v428/n6983/abs/nature42591_fs.html


RTB article: Facts for Faith articles on biological evolution                                                                   

Subjects: Life Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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