As of 2016, science knows 10,612 bird species. But what is the smallest among them? Below is a list of the ten smallest birds on Earth.
10. Red-breasted chased wagtail
The red-breasted chased wagtail is a songbird that is widespread in dry areas of Australia with little vegetation. Their body length reaches 10-13 cm, weight - 10-11 grams. They feed on a variety of insects, spiders and the nectar of desert flowers.
9. Tropical parula
Tropical parula is a type of songbird widely distributed in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Guatemala, Guiana, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, USA, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Guiana and Honduras. Their body length is 11 cm, weight is about 6 g. They feed mainly on insects and spiders, sometimes berries.
8. Banana songwriter
The banana songbird is one of the smallest birds in the world, found in the humid forests, parks and gardens of South and Central America, from northern Argentina to southern Mexico. They grow up to 11 cm in length. Their diet is based on nectar, insects, and berry juice. Since 1970, the banana songbird has been the state symbol of the American Virgin Islands (USA).
7. American siskin
The American siskin is a bird species that is widespread throughout the United States. Their body length reaches 11–12 cm, wingspan is 20–22 cm, weight is 11–20 g. They feed on seeds, shoots, buds, needles and invertebrates. Since 1933, the American siskin has been the official symbol of Iowa (USA), where it can be found everywhere. Included in the list of the most beautiful birds in the world.
6. Brown gerygone
The sixth place in the ranking of the smallest birds is occupied by the brown gerigona, a bird species widespread in the coastal rainforests of Australia. Their body length is 10 cm. They feed mainly on insects. They usually live in groups of two to four individuals.
5. Yellow-headed beetle
The yellow-headed beetle is a small bird that lives in the coniferous and mixed forests of Eurasia, as well as in the Canary and Azores islands. Their body length is 9–10 cm, weight is 4–8 g, wingspan is 15–17 cm. They feed mainly on seeds of coniferous trees, small invertebrates and their larvae. The yellow-headed beetle is the national bird of Luxembourg.
4. Gold-headed cysticole
Golden-headed cysticola is a small bird species found in the wetlands of Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. They grow up to 10 cm in length and weigh 10 grams. They feed on insects and seeds. Considered the finest tailors among birds, they often use spider threads to build their nests.
3. Leopard rainbow bird
The rainbow leopard bird is a bird species that inhabits the gallery forests of Australia. They feed exclusively on insects and spiders. This beautiful small bird with colorful plumage grows from 8 to 10 cm in length.
The short-beaked bird is a very active bird that lives in pairs or small groups in wooded areas throughout mainland Australia. Their body length is 8–9 cm, and their weight is 5 grams. They feed mainly on insects and larvae.
The bee hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world, found in the forested areas of the main island of Cuba rich in epiphytes and lianas. Their body length is 5–6 cm, and their weight is 1.6–2 grams. Only 15 plant species from 15 different genera feed exclusively on nectar. In one day, a hummingbird-bee can visit 1500 flowers. It is interesting that the heart of this bird makes from 300 to 500 beats per minute. And when hovering in the air, the frequency of oscillation of its wings reaches 90 beats per second.
The white-lumbar gerigona is a species of passerine birds from the spinybill family.
There is a point of view that the species should be attributed to the genus Gerygone instead of Acanthiza and, therefore, named Gerygone cinerea.
Length 9 cm. The plumage is gray. Birds are insectivorous, but there is no more detailed data on their diet and reproduction.
They live in the mountains of New Guinea both in Papua and in the part of the island belonging to Indonesia, where they are quite common. They live in subtropical and tropical humid mountain forests at altitudes from 1600 to 2800 m.
The taxon has been designated Least Concern by the IUCN LC.
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