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*.

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*.

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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre. .

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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre. .

Bee Hummingbird || International Wildlife, May-June 1991 Photographs by Robert A. Tyrrell

Bee Hummingbird || International Wildlife, May-June 1991 Photographs by Robert A. Tyrrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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