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Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae)

Smallest bird in the world, Bee Hummingbird, Cuba

 

The Bee Hummingbird or Zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird that is endemic to Cuba and Isla de la Juventud. With a mass of approximately 1.8 grams (0.063 oz) and a length of 5 centimetres (2.0 in), it is the smallest living bird.

  

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Taken on March 4, 2011