This Is The World’s Smallest Bird

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The bee hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. As its name suggests, it’s the size of a bee and weighs 1/15 of an ounce (around 2 grams). It lives in Cuba and the Isle of Youth.

Life is not easy for bee hummingbirds, as they have to compete with some insects for food. Because of that, they have developed incredible skill and speed. Their wings beat 200 times in a second, compared to other hummingbirds and their speed of around 80 beats per second.

The bee hummingbirds have many natural enemies, including larger birds, fish, and frogs. And while the predators can be scary, they are furthermore threatened by deforestation and habitat loss.