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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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of a hummingbird is in the form of a double tube, which can be extended a considerable distance beyond the bill and withdrawn again very rapidly; the sternum (breastbone) is greatly developed, forming a suitable base for the wing muscles; the plumage has a metallic lustre.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

Mellisuga hummingbird .... oh, I just love hummingbirds <3

Mellisuga hummingbird .... oh, I just love hummingbirds <3

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

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

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738 repins!  Wow!  What a little beauty.  The smallest bird in the WORLD dwells in Cuba 5-6cm (1/4"! Body under feathers) - The 'Bee' Hummingbird

Cuba's Smallest Bird - The Bee Hummingbird

738 repins! Wow! What a little beauty. The smallest bird in the WORLD dwells in Cuba 5-6cm (1/4"! Body under feathers) - The 'Bee' Hummingbird

Bees drinking the water from the Bird Bath. Did your dad ever give you 'The talk' about the birds and the bees and the need to be careful ? ‼️

Bees drinking the water from the Bird Bath. Did your dad ever give you 'The talk' about the birds and the bees and the need to be careful ? ‼️

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

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

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!

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