Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae

Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae

Mellisuga helenae is endemic to Cuba. Formerly widespread throughout the island and the Isla de la Juventud, it has disappeared from much of its range and is now restricted to a few localities including Guanahacabibes Peninsula and Sierra del Rosario, the Zapata Swamp and its vicinity, as well as in the east of the island in Holguín, Santiago and Guantánamo. The population decline is principally the result of habitat modification and destruction.

Factsheet: Bee Hummingbird Mellisuga helenae (NT)


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