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World's smallest bird? What's its speciality?

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Asked by Palanivelu, 16 Apr '10 11:30 pm
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The bee Hummingbird. The Humming bird is the only bird which can fly forwards, backwards, up, down, sideways or sit in sheer space. To hover, hummingbirds move their wings forward and backward in a repeated figure eight, much like the arms of a swimmer treading water. Hummingbirds can move instantaneously in any direction, start from its perch at full speed, and doesn't necessarily slow up to land. Hummingbirds can even fly short distances upside down, a trick rollover they employ when being attacked by another bird.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 16 Apr '10 11:40 pm

 
  
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It is, of course, a species of hummingbird. The Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) inhabits Cuba (where people call it zunzuncito) and the Isle of Youth. The bird weighs 1.8 grams, having a length of about 5 cm (2 in).
An unaware observer can take this bird for an insect. The bird flies with 80 wing beats per second, a rhythm at which the human retina cannot detect naturally details. During the courtship displays, the male flap his wings up to 200 times per second! Only high speed cameras can take pictures of this bird. And, in fact, the male Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird, as he is smaller than the female.
This bird has also the smallest number of feathers: about 1,000 feathers (in other bird species, there are up to 25,000 feathers). These birds are solitary, accepting each other's company only during the breeding period; in the rest of the time, they are fiercely territorial, defending their territories (represented by blossom trees) very aggressively even against much larg ...more
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 17 Apr '10 06:17 am

 
  
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Humming Bird & Flower Pecker in India. It can move its wings at very high speed which only a high speed camera can capture. It weighs around 2 gms
Answered by Ramchander kumar kushwaha, 16 Apr '10 11:34 pm

 
  
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Yes heaviest wing:mass ratio.
And hebce must flap so musc more faster.
Answered by Krishna Wadhwani, 19 Apr '10 03:48 am

 
  
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The BEE HUMMINGBIRD is the smallest living bird

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Like all hummingbirds, it is a swift, strong flier. It also can hover over one spot like a helicopter. The bee hummingbird beats its wings an estimated 80 times per second so fast that the wings look like a blur to human eyes.

In the space of one day the bee hummingbird may visit 1,500 flowers
In this nest female Bird lays her eggs, which are smaller than coffee beans. She alone incubates the eggs and raises the young.

The bird a mass of approximately 1.8 grams (0.063 oz) and a length of 5 centimetres (2.0 in), it is the smallest living bird as well as (when paleontologists are concerned) the smallest theropod dinosaur on record.
Answered by Musfer, 16 Apr '10 11:43 pm

 
  
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The smallest bird in the world is the bee humming bird and it is about 2 inches !!smallest bird, heaviest bird, and a lot more !
Answered by Oberoi, 16 Apr '10 11:34 pm

 
  
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