Hummingbird Information. The Calliope Hummingbird (Stellula calliope formerly Archilochus calliope) is the smallest bird in North America (north of Mexico) - weighing only one-tenth of an ounce, with a length that rarely exceeds 3.5 inches, including its tail.How big is the smallest hummingbird?
The smallest hummingbird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba. It weighs only 2.2 grams. In North America the largest hummingbird is, depending on which way you measure it, either the Blue-throated and the Magnificent Hummingbird. The smallest in North America is the Calliope Hummingbird.What bird is faster than hummingbird?
Anna's hummingbird dives at nearly twice the speed relative to its body size than the peregrine falcon, which flies at a maximum velocity of about 200 body lengths per second. The hummingbird is also faster than the swallow, which dives from high-altitude migratory flights at a speed of about 350 body lengths per second.What is the rarest kind of hummingbird?
The Rarest Hummingbird. Only 100 of these rare little birds have been sighted since 1885. It's the Leucistic hummingbird, not a true albino, but almost totally white. This one is busying itself with a cape honeysuckle bush in Del Mar, a town 5 miles to the south of us.