Bumblebee Hummingbird: One of the smallest hummingbirds at 2.75 inches with green upperparts, sides, and white underparts. The gorget is violet-red and the rounded tail is green with a rufous base. This bird can hover in a horizontal positon with it's tail cocked vertical as it feeds on nectar.
Range and Habitat
Bumblebee Hummingbird: Native to montane forests of Mexico north to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Has been spotted twice in the Huachuca Mountains of southern Arizona.
The Bumblebee Hummingbird is native to the United States and Mexico. The range of this bird is nearly 300,000 square kilometers. At the current time the population of the Bumblebee Hummingbird has not been quantified. Even so, currently, there are no concerns that this bird species is facing possible population decline. It has been noted as being uncommon in portions of its native range. At the current time, the Bumblebee Hummingbird is rated as Least Concern due to the fact that it does not appear that the population is decreasing.
In Cuba it is called the "zunzuncito" or loosely translated, "little buzz buzz".
The Bumblebee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world and usually mistaken for an insect.
A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", "glittering", "hover", "shimmer", and "tune” of hummingbirds.