The nine tiniest North American birds

The American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) is found in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Yellow plumage, black head mark, black-and-white striped wings.

American Goldfinch

Poecile carolinensis is 4.5-5 inches long and weighs 0.3 ounces. Aggressive black-and-white bird. Its wings and tail are grey.

 Carolina Chickadee

Sitta pusilla is a southern songbird. It's 3.5-4.3 inches long and weighs approximately 0.3-0.5 ounces. Their names come from the brown patch on their crowns.

 Brown-headed Nuthatch

The Lesser Goldfinch's black parts are mottled with grey and white, and its back is mottled yellow. Pale yellow, shorter beak.

Lesser Goldfinch

The Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula, flicks its wings constantly. This kinglet burns 10 calories a day. Males hide red crowns.

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

These spherical birds are grey to greyish brown with a black top. Black beaks, feet. Wild, they can live 9 years.

American Bushtit

Costa's Hummingbirds can live up to nine years. These 3.5-inch birds weigh 0.10 ounces. These birds have silvery bodies and green underplumage.

Costa’s Hummingbird

Selasphorus calliope is a hummingbird found in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. They're 3 to 3.5 inches long and weigh 1/10 oz.

Calliope Hummingbird

Bee Hummingbirds are little but gorgeous. It has a black head, wings, and belly, with blue and pink stripes on its body and neck.

Bee Hummingbird

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