Bee Hummingbird

The male has the green pileum and fiery red throat, iridescent gorget with elongated lateral plumes, bluish upper-parts, and the rest of the underparts mostly greyish white. The male is smaller than the female. The female is green above, whitish below with white tips to the outer tail feathers.

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The Bee Hummingbird is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Bee Hummingbird or Zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird that is endemic to Cuba and Isla de la Juventud. With a mass of approximately 1.8 grams (0.063 oz) and a length of 5 centimetres (2.0 in), it is the smallest living bird as well as (when paleontologists are concerned) the smallest theropod dinosaur on record. More

Male Adult Bee Hummingbird feeding on nectar Bee HummingbirdsThe Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), also known as Zunzuncito, is a hummingbird, and the smallest of all birds (with the male being smaller than the female of the species). Because of its size, this humming bird is more apt to be mistaken for a bee than a bird. More

Bee hummingbirds Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Trochiliformes Family: Trochilidae Genus: Mellisuga Species: M. More

There is a bird called a Bee Hummingbird which is native to Cuba. The photo here is a Ruby throated Hummingbird from California. You might be surprised to see a page about hummingbirds on Bees-on-the-Net. People often call me in the summer because they have bees clustering around their humming bird feeders. Apparently this tends to keep the hummingbirds from feeding. Ruby Throated Hummingbird from California. They want to know how to discourage the bees. More

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The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) is a hummingbird, and the smallest of all birds (with the male being smaller than the female of the species). It can be found in Cuba (where it is called the zunzún) and the Isle of Youth. Its mass is approximately 1.8 grams, which is lighter than a penny, and it is about 5 cm (2 inches) long. More

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The bee hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) of Cuba is the smallest bird in the world, weighing 1.8 grams (g) and measuring about 5 centimeters (cm). A more typical hummingbird, such as the rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), weighs approximately 3 grams and has a length of 10–12 cm. The largest hummingbird is the giant hummingbird (Patagona gigas) of the Peruvian Andes, which may weigh as much as 24 grams and measure 21.5 cm. More

the Cuban bee hummingbird, is 2 ¼ inches http://ianrpubs.unl.edu/wildlife/g1331.htm Backyard Wildlife To Feed A Hummingbird, G97-1331-A: Some red on the feeder is desirable because it seems to attract hummingbirds, and http://museum.nhm.uga.edu/gawildlife/birds/apodiformes/apodiformes.html Georgia Wildlife Web Site; birds: Apodiformes: These birds are small to very small. The smallest bird in the world, the Cuban http://museum.nhm.uga.edu/kidsclub/htmldocs/sitemap.htm Site Map: Honeybee; Bumblebee; Carpenter Bee; Hummingbird Moth; Tiger Swallowtail; Syrphid http://www.botgard.ucla.edu/html/MEMBGNewsletter/Volume3number3/Hummingbirds. More

As the world's smallest bird, the male bee hummingbird is astoundingly tiny and the female only a fraction larger. Their beaks and tails compose more than half of their lengths, lending them a slightly cartoonish appearance. The size of a bee (as its name would imply), the birds can sometimes weigh less than a penny and are often mistaken for insects. The male birds are very vivid, with a crimson throat, a blue-green iridescent back, and a white belly. More

The bee hummingbird of Cuba is the smallest living bird. Hummingbirds can fly forward, straight up and down, sideways, and backward and can hover in front of flowers to obtain nectar and insects. Smaller species can beat their wings as fast as 80 beats per second. For more information on hummingbird, visit Britannica.com. More

The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird, and the smallest of all birds, being only 2 inches long and weighing 1.8 grams (0.06 oz). It is found in Cuba where it is called the Zunzuncito. It is also found on the Isle of Youth. The male has a fiery green throat, iridescent gorget with elongated lateral plumes, bluish upper-parts, and the rest of the underparts mostly grayish white. More

Facts on the Bee HummingbirdFacts on the Bee Hummingbird Big Kids Love Toys: Flickr.com, Dermoidhome: Flickr.com Bee hummingbirds (Mellisuga helenae) are the smallest birds recorded. They can be found in Cuba and the Isle of Pines in woodland areas and gardens. The male birds are smaller and, when courting, are more colorful than their female counterparts. Facts - 1. Bee hummingbirds are about 2 1/4 inches in length and weigh 0. More

Bee Hummingbird - the smallest bird in the world Bee Hummingbird - the smallest bird in the world. Males of the bee hummingbird living on Cuba and on Isla de la Juventud, weigh 1,6g, and their length is 5,7cm, Half of length make a tail and a beak. Females are a bit larger. They are very mobile, fervent and unaccomodating birds also they are extremely courageous in attacks on the larger birds, especially in period when they care of baby birds. More

An adult bee hummingbird is just over two inches long and weighs less than a U. S. penny. In flight, its wings beat an incredible 80 times per second. It is found in Cuba, where it is known as the zunzuncito. More

Aspects of the topic bee hummingbird are discussed in the following places at Britannica. Assorted References * size (in hummingbird (bird); ...is only about 20 cm (8 inches) long, with a body weight of about 20 g (0.7 ounce), less than that of most sparrows. More

The bee hummingbird feeds mainly on nectar. With a tongue shaped like a long tube, the bird sucks up nectar|and an occasional insect or spider|just as if it were using a drinking straw. In the process of feeding, the bird picks up pollen on its bill and head. When it flies from flower to flower, it transfers the pollen. In this way, it plays an important role in plant reproduction. In the space of one day the bee hummingbird may visit 1,500 flowers. More

Videos and images Male bee hummingbird, in breeding plumage Male bee hummingbird, in breeding plumage Species related by - * Family group * Habitat * Conservation status * * View image slideshow * Link to this image * Email to a friend * More

Female bee hummingbird on nest© Mike Potts / naturepl.com Male bee hummingbrid in non-breeding plumage approaching flowers to feed© Lee Dalton / www.nhpa.co.uk Female bee hummingbird perched on a branch© Lee Dalton / www.nhpa.co.uk Male bee hummingbird, in breeding plumage© Mike Potts / naturepl. More

the male Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird, as he is smaller than the female. This bird has also the smallest number of feathers: about 1,000 feathers (in other bird species, there are up to 25,000 feathers). Its heart rate is the second fastest of all animals, to sustain the high metabolism (explaining its wing rhythm and body temperature). More

smallest is the bee hummingbird of Cuba, a little over two inches (5 cm) long; the largest, the nine-inch (23-cm) giant hummingbird of the Andes. Hummingbirds have bright-colored, iridescent plumage and small, weak feet. The bill is long and needlelike. The long, tubular tongue extends far beyond the bill, enabling the bird to reach nectar and insects deep inside flowers. Hummingbirds can hover over flowers while feeding, and also can fly backwards. The wings, vibrating 20 to 80 times a second, appear as a blur. More

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), the smallest bird in the world = Cuban Tody (Mellisuga helenae)Scientific name: Mellisuga helenae Common name (english): Bee Hummingbird Common name (spanish): Zunzuncito Bee Hummingbird ()Mellisuga helenae) the smallest bird in the world. Males of the bee hummingbird living on Cuba and on Isla de la Juventud, weigh 1,6g, and their length is 5,7cm, Half of length make a tail and a beak. Females are a bit larger. More

The bee hummingbird is the world's smallest homeothermic vertebrate. When flying, its wings beat 80 times per second, up to 200 times per second during courtship displays. Its heart rate is the second fastest of all animals. Bee hummingbirds also have the fewest feathers of all birds. Their body temperature is 40 °C (104 °F), the highest of all birds. At night, their body temperature drops down 19 °C (66 °F) to save energy. More

Bee Hummingbird, Cuba, Zapata Peninsula April 2006 © Colin Bushell - TOUCAN BIRDING TOURS Toucan Birding Tours Cuba Report Bee Hummingbird - Bee Hummingbird., Cuba, Bermejas. March 2008 © Colin Bushell - Toucan Birding Tours NEW Toucan Birding Tours website. Bee Hummingbird. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Mellisuga
Species : helenae
Authority : (Lembeye, 1850)
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