Feb 202012

Penguin here.

Let’s calculate where the bee hummingbird falls on our cute meter.

1. Colourful plumage: check
2. Incredibly tiny (weighs 1.8 grams and measures 5cm according to Wikipedia’s Bee Hummingbird article) : check
3. Makes cute buzzing sound (their wings beat 60-80 times per second according to How To Enjoy Hummingbirds): check

Resulting rating: Absolutely Adorable!

Bee Hummingbird

Bee Hummingbird: World's Smallest Bird

Found here: Wild Facts

Jun 302011

Penguin and Blue Bear here.

Can you imagine how tiny hummingbirds actually are? According to Wikipedia, hummingbirds measure between 7.5 to 13cm (3 to 5 inches). Now, having this in mind, imagine how tiny that little hummingbird chick is!
Hummingbirds are so tiny, but they move really quickly and are not easy to catch. You may happen to hear them buzzing like a bee, because they can hover, but you’re very lucky if you catch a nice glimpse of them. Last year, we visited our local biodome and happened to hear a periodic buzzing sound. Apparently, this buzz belonged to a mother hummingbird who was trying to protect her little chick from other animals around her. We heard her, but we weren’t even able to see her.
Anyway, we think that this picture of a hummingbird feeding its chick is very endearing and we were lucky to have stumbled upon it by chance.

hummingbird feeding baby hummingbird chick

Bon Appe-tweet!

Found here: The Cute Project