ZeFrank: True facts about the hummingbird

Well, we’re out of photographs of readers; the tank is bone dry. For today I’ll end with a nice new video by ZeFrank on hummingbirds. It’s long for him: 12 minutes. ZeFrank keeps mentioning someone named “Jerry”, in the video but it sure as hell isn’t me.

Lovely video shots here, and, despite the mispronunciation, a lot of TRUE biology.

h/t: Alon, Rick


  1. Dragon
    Posted August 15, 2020 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I watched that last night. It popped up on Youtube. The algorithm must sense I have watched a lot of ZeFrank videos. It was very good.

  2. Posted August 15, 2020 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    I always think that ZeFrank should pause for a second or so between sentences.

    • Posted August 15, 2020 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

      Someone should get David Attenborough to narrate Ze’s script. It might take an hour or so, but it would be just as funny, and the biology would come out even more clearly.

      Really — I’d bet Ze Frank has more biological content than Attenborough’s shows, despite his highly cultured & quite enchanting version of Beavis & Butthead-type humour.

  3. BJ
    Posted August 15, 2020 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    ZeFrank regularly mentions “Jerry” in his videos. “Jerry” appears to be the “documentary’s” writer, and faux-Morgan Freeman often gets a little miffed about Jerry’s bad writing 🙂

  4. starskeptic
    Posted August 15, 2020 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    …for science…

  5. rickflick
    Posted August 15, 2020 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    He includes quite a bit of detail on the form and function of the hummingbird’s tongue. Not a sucking tube like, I think, a butterflies proboscis, but rather a pair of open, flexible, rolls. Amazing how it works.

    • Nicolaas Stempels
      Posted August 17, 2020 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

      Agreed, ‘amazing’ is the operative term.

  6. GBJames
    Posted August 16, 2020 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    This is great.

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