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Smallest Bird In The World - The Bee Hummingbird, Cuba

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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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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 || International Wildlife, May-June 1991 Photographs by Robert A. Tyrrell

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World's smallest bird ~ Bee Hummingbird

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Smallest bird in the world, the Bee Hummingbird, can sit on the tip of your thumb. Teeny, tiny, adorableness!

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Mellisuga hummingbird .... oh, I just love hummingbirds <3

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The Cuban Bumble Bee Hummingbird. The *smallest* bird in the world. How CUTE!

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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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Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope) [photo by Michael Woodruff/Flickr]

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