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Bee Hummingbird

Mellisuga helenae (Lembeye, 1850)

The Bee Hummingbird or Zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird that is endemic to dense forests and woodland edges on the main island of Cuba and (formerly) on the Isla de la Juventud, also part of the nation of Cuba. With a mass of approximately 1.6–2 g (0.056–0.071 oz) and a length of 5–6 cm (2.0–2.4 in), it is the smallest living bird. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
  Mellisuga

Scientific:
  Mellisuga helenae

Citation:
  (Lembeye, 1850)

Reference:
  Av.IslaCuba p.70 pl.10 fig.2

Protonym:
  Orthorhynchus helenae

Avibase ID:
  2AA5F01C38577FC4

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
Czech:
kalypta nejmenší
German:
Bienenelfe
Danish:
Bikolibri
Spanish:
Colibrí Zunzuncito
Finnish:
kimalaiskolibri
French:
Colibri d'Elena
Icelandic:
Humalbríi
Italian:
Colibrì ape
Japanese:
mamehachidori
Japanese:
マメハチドリ
Dutch:
Bijkolibrie
Norwegian:
Bikolibri
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bikolibri
Polish:
koliberek hawanski
Portuguese:
Beija-flor-de-helena
Russian:
Колибри-пчёлка
Slovak:
čmeľovec kubánsky
Swedish:
bikolibri
Ukrainian:
Колібрі-бджола кубинський
Chinese:
吸蜜蜂鸟


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' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th 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)
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)
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 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)
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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 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)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Bee Hummingbird ( Mellisuga helenae)
James Lee Peters:
Calypte helenae
James Lee Peters (original):
Calypte helenae
James Lee Peters (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 2nd edition (1996):
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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Catalan: Colibrí nan abella
Czech: Kalypta menší, kalypta nejmenší, kolibřík nejmenší
Danish: Bikolibri
German: Bienenelfe
English: Bee Hummingbird
English (IOC): Bee Hummingbird
Spanish: Colibrí Zunzuncito, Trovador, Zunzuncito
Spanish (Cuba): Trovador, Zunzuncito
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí Zunzuncito
Spanish (HBW): Bee Hummingbird
Estonian: kimalaskoolibri
Finnish: Kimalaiskolibri
French: Colibri d’Elena, Colibri d'Elena, Colibri d'Helen, Colibri d'Hélène
Hungarian: méhkolibri
Icelandic: Humalbríi
Italian: Colibrì ape, Colibrì di Elena
Japanese: mamehachidori
Japanese: マメハチドリ
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
Russian: Колибри-пчёлка
Slovak: čmeľovec kubánsky, cmelovec vcelí
Serbian: Kolibri pčelica
Swedish: Bikolibri
Ukrainian: Колібрі-бджола кубинський
Chinese: 吸蜜蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 吸蜜蜂鳥

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