Bee Hummingbird

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.
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Details & Statistics

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

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 吸蜜蜂鸟
Czech (Cesky) kolibřík nejmenší
Danish (Dansk) Bikolibri
Dutch (Nederlands) Bijkolibrie
Finnish (Suomi) kimalaiskolibri
French (Français) Colibri d'Elena
German (Deutsch) Bienenelfe
Italian (Italiano) Colibrì di Elena
Japanese (日本語) マメハチドリ [mamehachidori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Bikolibri
Polish (Polski) koliberek hawanski
Portuguese (Português) Beija-flor-de-helena
Russian (русский язык) Колибри-пчёлка
Spanish (Español) Colibrí Zunzuncito
Swedish (Svenska) Bikolibri
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