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Yellow-throated Tanager (Iridosornis Analis) Removing Stamens from Axinaea Confusa

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Caption: A Yellow-throated Tanager (Iridosornis analis) removing stamens from Axinaea confusa; note how the bird contacts the stigma (receptive female organ) when it sticks its head back into the flower in order to remove another stamen.

Credit: Current Biology, Dellinger et al.

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