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Vervain hummingbird

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Apodiformes
Genus  Mellisuga
Higher classification  Mellisuga
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Trochilidae
Scientific name  Mellisuga minima
Rank  Species+
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Similar  Mellisuga, Antillean mango, Puerto Rican emerald

Vervain hummingbirds

The vervain hummingbird (Mellisuga minima) is a species of hummingbird found in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica, and is a vagrant to Puerto Rico. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and heavily degraded former forests.


It is considered the second-smallest bird in the world after the bee hummingbird. Typical length is 6 cm (2.4 in), including the bill, and weight is 2–2.4 g (0.071–0.085 oz). It also has among the smallest eggs in the bird world, with an average length of 1 cm (0.39 in) and weight of 0.375 g.

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