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At 5cm, the Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world
Breeding males have red-pink head, chin and throat
While more apt to be mistaken for a bee than a bird because of the size, the bird is not a mimic.
The Bee Hummingbird is endemic to Cuba and Isle of Pines
Woodland, shrubbery, and gardens.
Nectar is an important part of the diet. Bee hummingbird seems to be a nectar generalist, one that uses flowers also utilized by bees and other insects as well as the Cuban Emerald.
The female builds a cupshaped nest from cobwebs, bark,and lichen, lined with soft plant fibres. The 2 bright orange eggs with pink spots are incubated by the female, who also raises the young.
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