It's hard to scratch your chin when you don't have long legs.


Ruby throated hummingbird, Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, Aug 2, 2021.


Archilochus colubris
The extremely short legs of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird prevent it from walking or hopping. The best it can do is shuffle along a perch. Nevertheless, it scratches its head and neck by raising its foot up and over its wing.
Source -Cornell Lab of Ornithology- All About Birds

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