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Rufous Hummingbird Gets Top Billing In Google’s Earth Day Doodle

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Rufous Hummingbird Gets Top Billing In Google’s Earth Day Doodle
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Google has an interesting doodle up for Earth Day. It’s animated, and it shows several different animals as you click. You can click the search icon to learn more about each one. The Rufous Hummingbird appears first.

Here’s a closer look at one of those:

Rufous Hummingbird

You have to wonder if the hummingbird’s top billing is a nod to Google’s Hummingbird algorithm. Don’t worry. There are no Pandas or Penguins.

In addition to the Rufous Hummingbird, you’ll find a Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia Aurita), a pair of Japanese Macaques, a Veiled Chameleon, a Dung Beetle, and a Puffer Fish.

As you can see, there’s also a message on the Google homepage: “There’s no place like #MyBeautifulEarth. Share your photos for Earth Day.”

Here are a few examples from Twitter:









If you click Google’s hashtag link, you’re taken to a landing page at MyBeautifulEarth.WithGoogle.com. Here you’ll find numerous beautiful nature photos.

These can be sorted by land, sea, sky and wildlife. There’s also a link to Time’s editor’s picks.

Non-Twitter images via Google, Wikimedia Commons, Google

Rufous Hummingbird Gets Top Billing In Google’s Earth Day Doodle
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