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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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

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!

BARRY the BIRDER: World's smallest bird ~ Bee Hummingbird

BARRY the BIRDER: World's smallest bird ~ Bee Hummingbird

Bee Hummingbird, the smallest bird in the world ...  by Simon Colenutt ... including the bill and tail it's just 57 mm (2.25 in) long

Bee Hummingbird, the smallest bird in the world ... by Simon Colenutt ... including the bill and tail it's just 57 mm (2.25 in) long

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*.

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

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

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) Female?? perched on a twig

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) Female?? perched on a twig

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