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What is the largest hummingbird? What is the smallest?



A The largest hummingbird in the world is the Giant Hummingbird of South America.  It weighs about 20 grams.   Fernando Ortiz-Crespo of Quito Ecuador says, in flight, this bird looks like a sandpiper with tiny legs. The smallest hummingbird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba.  It weighs only 2.2 grams. 

In North America the largest hummingbird is, depending on which way you measure it, either  the Blue-throated and the Magnificent Hummingbird.  The smallest in North America is the Calliope Hummingbird.

Larry & Terrie




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