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Bee Hummingbird  Common name
Mellisuga helenae   Scientific name 
Trochiliformes Order
Trochilidae      Family   
5 cm The worlds smallest bird length
Gardens and woodland Habitat
Its nest is only 3cm in diamiter Clutch
Insects and nectar, Eats half its body mass and drinks 8 times its body mass per day. Food
Found in Cuba and the Isles of Pines its local name is Zunzun
In the day it has a body temp of 40 c the hottest bird in the world. Habits


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25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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