Bee hummingbird

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Bee hummingbird
Mellisuga helenae.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Aves
Order: Trochiliformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Mellisuga
Binomial name
Mellisuga helenae

The bee hummingbird or zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird. It lives in Cuba's Isla de la Juventud.

A newly hatched bee hummingbird chick may weigh 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 the smallest theropod dinosaur on record.

References[change | change source]

  1. Edward S. Brinkley. Creatures of the air and sea. Singapore: Sheena Coupe. p. 11. ISBN 0-7944-0353-0.