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Little Woodstar

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

The Little Woodstar is one of the smallest birds in the world. It is found in the rainforests of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This tiny hummingbird feeds on nectar and only weighs about three grams. Most of its weight is comprised by muscles and feathers.

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  • Title: Little Woodstar
  • Location: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  • Type: dermoplastic
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 3 g
  • size: 4 cm
  • scientific name: Chaetocercus bombus
  • geological Age: recent

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