you confounded me

yellow-headed hummingbird

wearing a cap of pollen

I was puzzled by the two yellow-headed hummingbirds around the blooming Brittlebush in the Sonoran Desert. They are pollinators along with other vertebrates!

Vertebrate pollinators include bats, non-flying mammals, including several species of monkey, rodents, lemur, tree squirrels, olingo and kinkajou, and birds such as hummingbirds, sunbirds, honeycreepers and some parrot species.

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