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Bee Hummingbird

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  • Panurus biarmicus
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About the Bee Hummingbird

Also known as: Helena Hummingbird
The Bee Hummingbird is an extremely small species of hummingbird found in Cuba. The species, also known as the Helena Hummingbird, is the smallest living bird. In Bee Hummingbirds, males are smaller than females.

Bee Hummingbirds feed on nectar from several different plant species, some of which are endemic to Cuba. They also feed on insects.

Bee Hummingbirds are found in forest habitats, including woods, wooded swamps, and manicured gardens.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 08 December 2015
Scientific Name Mellisuga helenae
  • Trochiliformes
  • Trochilidae
  • Mellisuga
  • M. helenae
Birdorable Family Hummingbirds
Units: Imperial Metric
2 to 2.4 inches
.056 to .071 ounces
Range Caribbean

International Names

  • 吸蜜蜂鸟 (Chinese)
  • kolibřík nejmenší (Czech)
  • Bikolibri (Danish)
  • Bijkolibrie (Dutch)
  • kimalaiskolibri (Finnish)
  • Colibri d'Elena (French)
  • Bienenelfe (German)
  • Colibrì di Elena (Italian)
  • マメハチドリ [mamehachidori] (Japanese)
  • Bikolibri (Norwegian)
  • koliberek hawanski (Polish)
  • Beija-flor-de-helena (Portuguese)
  • Колибри-пчёлка (Russian)
  • Colibrí Zunzuncito (Spanish)
  • Bikolibri (Swedish)

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