Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Bee Hummingbird (Mellisuga helenae) - HBW 5, p. 671

French: Colibri d’Helen German: Bienenelfe Spanish: Colibrí Zunzuncito

Taxonomy: Orthorhynchus helenæ Lembeye, 1850, Cárdenas, Cuba.
Genus sometimes expanded to include all species currently placed in Archilochus, Calypte and Stellula; in contrast, present species has often been transferred to genus Calypte. Monotypic.

Distribution: Cuba and I of Pines.

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