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Mellisuga

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Mellisuga
Higher classification  Trochilinae
Order  Apodiformes
Family  Trochilidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  genus
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Mass  Bee hummingbird: 1.6 – 2 g
Lower classifications  Bee hummingbird, vervain hummingbird
Similar  Vervain hummingbird, Antillean mango, Bee hummingbird

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Mellisuga is a genus of hummingbirds in the Trochilidae family. Established by Mathurin Jacques Brisson, it contains these species:

Contents

  • Vervain hummingbird (M. minima)
  • Bee hummingbird (M. helenae)
  • The name Mellisuga is a combination of the Latin words mel or mellis, meaning "honey" and sugere, meaning "to suck".

    Mellisuga helenae


    References

    Mellisuga Wikipedia