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