31 Mar '15, 5pm

9 of the world's smallest birds

9 of the world's smallest birds

The goldcrest may be the smallest bird in Europe but the smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird . It is only 2-2.4 inches long (barely larger than a bee, hence its name) and weights a light 0.056–0.071 ounces. That's less than the weight of a single penny. They make nests of cobwebs and lichen where they incubate eggs no bigger than peas. The bee hummingbird is native to Cuba and is only rarely spotted on other nearby islands. Though it is a tiny miracle among birds, it is listed as near threatened due to habitat loss as forests are converted to farmland. The species is in need of conservation efforts to improve population numbers.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/9-of-the...

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