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Bee Hummingbird
2009-01-20 21:24:50

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...

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