Bee hummingbird

species of bird
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The bee hummingbird or zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird. It lives in Cuba's Isla de la Juventud.

Bee hummingbird
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Mellisuga
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Mellisuga helenae

A newly hatched bee hummingbird chick may weigh about a fingernail clipping.[1] Its weight is less than a tenth of an ounce (2 g). Because of this, it is the smallest living bird as well as the smallest theropod dinosaur on record.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Edward S. Brinkley. Creatures of the air and sea. Singapore: Sheena Coupe. p. 11. ISBN 0-7944-0353-0.