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

Cuba is proud to be the home of the smallest bird in the world. The Bee Hummingbird! This sweet little bird, is only found in Cuba.

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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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

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

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) Female perched on a twig

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

The Cuban Bumble Bee humming bird is the smallest bird in the world. Notice the size of the bird in comparison to the coin.

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

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) International Wildlife, May-June 1991 Photographs by Robert A.

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 that is invited to live in my garden.

Smallest Bird In The World *:*:*  The Bee Hummingbird Cuba

Bee hummingbird (zunzuncito)is a tiny bird is founding only in Cuba

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) videos, photos and sound recordings | the Internet Bird Collection | HBW Alive

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) videos, photos and sound recordings

The Cuban Emerald Hummingbird (Chlorostilbon ricordii)Known on Cuba as zunzún,  also is found on three islands of the Bahamas. Only one other hummingbird lives in Cuba, the tiniest vertebrae: the Bee Hummingbird. On Cuba, this emerald is a very common in just about any well-vegetated habitat, including on several small offshore islands. (male)

The Cuban Emerald (Chlorostilbon ricordii) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Bahamas, Cuba, Turks and Caicos Islands, and United States.

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

Zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae), Bee Hummingbird, th endemic to dense forests and woodland edges on the main island of Cuba. With a mass of approximately g oz) & a length of cm in), it is the smallest living bird. by Simon Colenutt.

Colibri thalassinus / Colibrí verdemar / Green Violetear

Colibri thalassinus / Colibrí verdemar / Green Violetear

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

Bee Hummingbird - Worlds smallest bird, poor little heart must be beating a mile a minute!

Given the location (Cuba), it is unquestionably a Bee Hummingbird.

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae), juvenile male, in flight near the red flowers of Firebush (Hamelia patens).

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