The world’s smallest bird weighs barely 2 grams

The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird. Its body weight is only about 2 g, and it grows to a maximum of 6 cm.

The world's smallest bird weighs barely 2 grams
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Bee hummingbirds live on the island of Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud. Bee hummingbirds were also found on the Bahama Island, where the climate is the same as in their native area. The bird lives in subtropical and tropical areas only.

The world's smallest bird weighs barely 2 grams
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The bee hummingbird got its name because of its tiny size and the buzzing sound it makes while flying. The sound is made because the wings of the bee hummingbird flap 30–80 times per second. The bee hummingbird can hover in the air and fly backwards as well.

The world's smallest bird weighs barely 2 grams
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Bee hummingbirds come in many colors, but males always sport brighter colors than females.