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Facts about zunzuncito or bee bird

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Fake news claim: An image shared by multiple users over the years, claiming to be that of the smallest bird in the world, zunzuncito or bee bird

This birp is so smol 🐦 edit: so this is a fake birp apparently, but still a cute birp.

The Zunzuncito, or bee bird, is the smallest bird in the world. 🐦

Facts Check Verdict: Picture not real, but Zunzuncito  smallest bird

News Verification: The Bee Hummingbird or Zunzuncito (Mellisuga helenae) is a species of hummingbird that is endemic to dense forests and woodland edges on the main island of Cuba. With a mass of approximately 0.056--0.071 oz and a length of 2.0--2.4 inch, it`s the smallest living bird.

The bee hummingbird is the smallest living bird. Females weigh 2.6 g (0.092 oz) and are 6.1 cm (2.4 in) long, and are slightly larger than males, with an average weight of 1.95 g (0.069 oz) and length of 5.5 cm (2.2 in). As its name suggests, it is scarcely larger than a bee. Like all hummingbirds, it is a swift, strong flier.

Coming back to the picture widely shared on social media, This photograph does not show a real zunzuncito. This photograph actually shows a miniature figure.

The figurine was created by a Bulgarian artist named Ina who runs the Facebook page Malinik Miniatures

The picture shared is not real, however Zunzuncito Is considered as the world’s smallest bird.

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