Fast Facts: Hummingbirds – Part V

Carl Kerby

Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope! I’m Carl Kerby.

Today, we’re looking at the perfect, powerful pollinator – the hummingbird.

While this bird has a poor sense of smell, it has an incredibly high visual acuity. In fact, it sees color even better than we do as its vision extends into the ultraviolet spectrum! This allows it to pick out the warm colors of flowers in a sea of green landscape and efficiently feed on them by moving from one plant to another quickly, helping with pollination.

Perhaps the hummingbird’s excellent vision is why God designed them with such iridescent radiance. With just a short head turn toward the sun, its throat blazes beautiful shades from its unique feathers, which have tiny, trapped air bubbles that reflect light with a kaleidoscope of color.

Yes, this marvelously designed creature, from its colors and beak to its wings and flight, is just one piece of evidence for our creative God. 

Check back next time for more Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. Until then… stay bold!

Karl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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