Do you get some small birds visit your seed feeder in the garden? If you do you might think they are bigger than you thought after seeing this lot! They are the smallest birds in the world and some of them are so small I guarantee you will be shocked at their average adult sizes…
The Grimson Chat – Average Size: 12 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The crimson chat is a species of small bird found in Australia. It is also known as the tricoloured chat, saltbush canary, and crimson-breasted nun.
The Tropical Parula – Average Size: 11 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The tropical parula is a small New World warbler. It breeds from southernmost Texas and northwest Mexico south through Central America to northern Argentina, including Trinidad and Tobago. This widespread and common species is not considered threatened by the IUCN.
The Bananaquit – Average Size: 10 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The bananaquit is a species of passerine bird of uncertain relation. It is tentatively placed in the tanager family. Its classification is debated, and it is often placed in its own family: Coerebidae.
The American Goldfinch – Average Size: 9.8 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The American goldfinch is a small North American bird in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from mid-Alberta to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canada–United States border to Mexico during the winter.
Brown Gerygone – Average Size: 9 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The brown gerygone, previously known as the brown warbler, is a small passerine bird native to eastern coastal Australia. The upper parts of the brown gerygone are a deep olive-grey or olive-brown, while its face and underparts are a much paler grey, cream, or washed-out brown.
Goldcrests – Average Size: 8.5 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The goldcrest is a very small passerine bird in the kinglet family. Its colourful golden crest feathers gives rise to its English and scientific names, and possibly to it being called the “king of the birds” in European folklore. The scientific name, R. regulus, means king or knight.
The Golden-headed Cisticola – Average Size: 8.3 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The golden-headed cisticola, also known as the bright-capped cisticola, is a species of warbler in the family Cisticolidae, found in Australia and 13 Asian countries.
Pardalotidae – Average Size: 8.3 cm Tall
Wiki Says: Pardalotes or peep-wrens are a family, Pardalotidae, of very small, brightly coloured birds native to Australia, with short tails, strong legs, and stubby blunt beaks. This family is composed of four species in one genus, Pardalotus, and several subspecies. The name derives from a Greek word meaning “spotted”.
Australian Weebill – Average Size: 8 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The weebill is Australia’s smallest bird at approximately 8 to 9 cm long. It is an olive-yellow songbird with a grey bill, brown wings, pale yellow eyes and grey feet. Its tail feathers are brown with a black bar and white spot on the tip of all inner webs but the central pairs.
Bee Hummingbird – Average Size: 5.5 cm Tall
Wiki Says: The bee hummingbird, zunzuncito or Helena hummingbird is a species of hummingbird which is the world’s smallest bird. It is endemic to Cuba and the Isle of Pines.