Bee Hummingbird

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Bee Hummingbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trochiliformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Mellisuga
Species: M. helenae
Binomial name
Mellisuga helenae
(Lembeye, 1850)

The Bee Hummingbird or "Zunzuncito" (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird. The Bee hummingbird lives in Cuba and Isla de la Juventud. A newly hatched Bee Hummingbird chick of Cuba can weigh as much as about a fingernail clipping.[1] Its weight is less than a tenth of an ounce (2 g). Because of this, it is the smallest living bird as well as (when paleontologist are concerned) the smallest theropod dinosaur on record.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Edward S. Brinkley. Creatures of the Air and Sea. Singapore: Sheena Coupe. pp. 11. ISBN 0-7944-0353-0.