Hummingbirds size ranges from the smallest (the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba that weighs about 2.2 grams) to the largest (the Giant Hummingbird of South America that weighs about 20 grams). A nickel weighs about 5 grams. The largest hummingbird, the Giant Hummingbird, is about 8 inches in length, or about the size of a large starling.The common Ruby-throated Hummingbird that most people are familiar with weighs about 3 grams. A hummingbirds weight will almost double this amount as they put on fat in getting ready for migration.
hummingbirds vary greatly in both height and weight, but the species called the giant hummingbird definitely gets the biggest. It measures 8.5 inches in length, and can weigh up to 8/10ths of an ounce.
Adult female ruby-throated hummingbirds are 15-20% larger than males. Hummingbirds can range from the smallest bird in the world (2 inches or 1.6 grams), and some of the larger species of the Andes (8 inches or 19 grams).
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