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Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), perched. CubaThere are over 300 species. (Family Trochilidae, order Apodiformes.) The long cleft tongue of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre. .

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Bee Hummingbird ~ Wow ...... this little ones weigh less than a U.S. or Canadian penny!! So tiny, would love to have one perch on my finger.

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Bee Hummingbird by Dubi Shapiro. Galleries - Rockjumper Bird Tours - Worldwide Bird Adventures, Birdwatching Vacations Holidays, Bird Tour Companies Operators

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from Paperblog

Cuba's Smallest Bird - The Bee Hummingbird

1605 repins! Wow! What a little beauty. The CUBAN TODY, smallest bird in the WORLD dwells in Cuba 5-6cm (1/4"! Body under feathers) - The 'Bee' Hummingbird, some say, but a fellow pinner says this is a CUBAN TODY*.

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Want to know more about hummingbirds? Perky-Pet has all the facts -- Hummingbird anatomy, hummingbird fun facts, hummingbird migration, hummingbird flowers, different hummingbird species and so much more!

Want to know more about hummingbirds? Perky-Pet has all the facts -- Hummingbird anatomy, hummingbird fun facts, hummingbird migration, hummingbird flowers, different hummingbird species and so much more!

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50 fotografias sorprendentes, seguro te llevas alguna

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