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Wanna see how tiny a hummingbird egg is? Check this out!

Anna’s hummingbird and eggs. Photo by Brian Murphy, Walnut Creek, Calif.

The hummingbird’s nest is the size of half a walnut. A female Anna’s hummingbird like the one in this photo is about 3-inches tall.

The egg is a little over a quarter inch long … about the size of a coffee bean or half the size of a tiny Jelly Belly jellybean.

When the baby hummer hatches from the egg, it is so tiny it can sit comfortably on a quarter … on George Washington’s forehead. Amazing creatures, aren’t they?
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Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2009
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