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Bee Hummingbird

Mellisuga helenae (Lembeye, J 1850)

The bee hummingbird, zunzuncito or Helena hummingbird is a species of hummingbird, native to the island of Cuba in the Caribbean. It is the world's smallest bird. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
   Mellisuga
Scientific:
  Mellisuga helenae


Original description

Citation:
  (Lembeye, J 1850)

Reference:
   Aves Isla Cuba

Protonym:
  Orthorhynchus helenae

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46045185


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  2AA5F01C38577FC4

Avibase ID:
  avibase-2AA5F01C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2AA5F01C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555310


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Mellisuga helenae: Cuba and Isle of Pines
English:
Bee Hummingbird
Catalan:
Colibrí nan abella
Czech:
kalypta nejmenší
Danish:
Bikolibri
German:
Bienenelfe
Spanish:
Colibrí Zunzuncito
Spanish (Spain):
Colibrí Zunzuncito
Finnish:
kimalaiskolibri
French:
Colibri d'Elena
Croatian:
helenin kolibrić
Hungarian:
méhkolibri
Icelandic:
Humalbríi
Italian:
Colibrì ape
Japanese (romaji):
mamehachidori
Japanese:
マメハチドリ
Lithuanian:
Paprastasis kamaninis kolibris
Dutch:
Bijkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bikolibri
Norwegian:
Bikolibri
Polish:
koliberek hawański
Portuguese:
Beija-flor-de-helena
Russian:
Колибри-пчёлка
Slovak:
čmeľovec kubánsky
Serbian:
Kolibri pčelica
Swedish:
bikolibri
Ukrainian:
Колібрі-бджола кубинський
Chinese:
吸蜜蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
吸蜜蜂鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (1983):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 35th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 36th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 37th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 38th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 39th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 40th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 6th edition (incl. 41st suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (1998):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 61st suppl. and addendum):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Society 7th edition (incl. 62nd suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Colibri d'Elena ( Mellisuga helenae)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Colibri d'Helen ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 1st edition:
Bee Hummingbird ( Calypte helenae)
Clements, version 2021:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 3rd edition:
Bee Hummingbird ( Calypte helenae)
Clements 4th edition:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements, version 2015:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements, version 2016:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements, version 2017:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements, version 2018:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Clements, version 2019:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 1.50:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 1.52:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 1.53:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 1.54:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 1.55:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 2015:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 2016:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 2017:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 2018:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 2019:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
eBird version 2021:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Bee Hummingbird ( Calypte helenae)
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Bee Hummingbird ( Calypte helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Calypte helenae
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Calypte helenae
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Calypte helenae
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mellisuga helenae
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Mellisuga helenae

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Azerbaijani: arı quşu
Bengali: হভৌ ঴াচভিংফাডি
Bengali (transliteration): mau hāmimbārḍa
Catalan: Colibrí nan abella
Czech: Kalypta menší, kalypta nejmenší, kolibřík nejmenší
Danish: Bikolibri
German: Bienenelfe
English: Bee Hummingbird
English, HBW: Bee Hummingbird
English (IOC): Bee Hummingbird
English (United States): Bee Hummingbird
Spanish: Colibrí Zunzuncito, Trovador, Zunzuncito
Spanish (Cuba): Trovador, Zunzuncito
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí Zunzuncito
Spanish (HBW): Bee Hummingbird
Estonian: kimalaskoolibri
Finnish: Kimalaiskolibri
French: Calypte d'Elena, Colibri d’Elena, Colibri d'Elena, Colibri d'Helen, Colibri d'Hélène
Croatian: helenin kolibrić
Hungarian: méhkolibri
Icelandic: Humalbríi
Italian: Colibrì ape, Colibrì di Elena
Japanese (romaji): mamehachidori
Japanese: マメハチドリ
Kazakh: ара колибри
Scientific: Calypte helenae, Mellisuga helenae, Orthorhynchus helenae, Philodice helenae
Lithuanian: Paprastasis kamaninis kolibris
Dutch: Bijkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bikolibri
Norwegian: Bikolibri
Polish: Hawańczyk, koliberek hawanski, koliberek hawański
Portuguese: Beija-flor-de-helena
Portuguese (Portugal): colibri-abelha
Russian: Колибри-пчёлка
Slovak: čmeľovec kubánsky, cmelovec vcelí
Serbian: Kolibri pčelica
Swedish: Bikolibri
Turkish: Küba arı kolibrisi
Ukrainian: Колібрі-бджола кубинський
Uzbek: ари колибри
Chinese: 吸蜜蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 吸蜜蜂鳥

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