This genus contains but a single species, unless the very minute Humming-Bird in the Loddigesian Collection should prove to be really distinct. The member or members of the genus, as the case may be, must be regarded as the very smallest of the Trochilidæ. Both sexes are destitute of luminous colouring.
Habitat: Jamaica and St. DomingoPlate 133 Mellisuga minima Little Humming-Bird
Featuring all 422 illustrated species from John Gould’s A Monograph of the Trochilidæ, or Family of Humming-Birds arranged by color.