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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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

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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!

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The Cuban Bumble Bee Hummingbird. The *smallest* bird in the world. How CUTE!
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Mellisuga hummingbird .... oh, I just love hummingbirds <3
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The Cuban Tody is a bird species in the family Todidae that is restricted to Cuba and adjacent islands. The species is characterized by small size, large head relative to body size, and a thin, pointed bill.

The Cuban Tody is a bird species in the family Todidae that is restricted to Cuba and adjacent islands. The species is characterized by small size, large head relative to body size, and a thin, pointed bill.

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