Little birds are one of the most interesting creatures on Earth. Their unique ways of flying, colorful plumage, sonorous trills and songs relax the person and bring him happiness. The smallest birds also play an important role in the reproduction of plants and indicate a change of seasons.
In some cases, the smallest birds in the world are smaller than the screen of a smartphone. But these birds, despite the size, were able to adapt to various habitats across the planet. They live not only in the tropics, but also in the northern latitudes. With the onset of cold weather, they fall into suspended animation and return to life with warmth.
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Size, of course, matters, it is easier to observe large birds, but small birds stand out for their beautiful plumage, flight speed or curious chants. They are kept at home for entertainment or a hobby. In Nature, many of these birds feed on seeds or nectar of flowers, are part of the mechanism for maintaining the equilibrium of the ecosystem of certain natural landscapes.
One species of the smallest birds is known not for its color or songs, but for the fact that it has lost the ability to fly, which makes Yambaru-queen similar to the largest birds. This adaptation to living conditions occurred in response to the absence of natural enemies.