Latest Bee Hummingbird Stories
So tiny and secretive during nesting season, a hummingbird building a nest and raising chicks is something most people will never see.
The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird, and the smallest of all birds, being only 2 inches long and weighing 1.8 grams (0.06 oz). It is found in Cuba where it is called the Zunzuncito. It is also found on the Isle of Youth. The male has a fiery green throat, iridescent gorget with elongated lateral plumes, bluish upper-parts, and the rest of the underparts mostly grayish white. The female is green above, whitish below with white tips to the outer tail...
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.