Bee Hummingbird, Cuban endemic and smallest bird in the world

Published June 16, 2017 in Field Notes
Bee Hummingbird in flight, Cuba

Bee Hummingbird in flight, Cuba

I was going over some of the pictures from last trip to Cuba and I came upon some Bee Hummingbird pics. It is the smallest bird in the world and can only be seen in Cuba. The pictures don’t really show how tiny they are – it weighs an average of 2 grams!

Male Bee Hummingbird, the feathers around the throat and forehead look completely dark and colorless

Male Bee Hummingbird, the feathers around the throat and forehead look completely dark and colorless

When it turns it shows its true colors!

When it turns it shows its true colors!

If anyone wants to join me next year, we are running several tours and there are still a few spaces. See more details here: http://whitehawkbirding.com/en/cuba.html