Tiny hummer that looks like a bee

by Jane Driver
(Hot Springs Village, Arkansas)

last spring, when my azaleas were in full bloom, and the bees out in full force, I noticed a different "bee". After looking carefully I saw that it had the head, beak and eyes of a hummingbird. All these were black, as was the tail. The back was black with yellow stripes just like a bee. When it rested the wings were a bit longer than its body and came to a point. They came together and rested where the tail began. The tail spread like a hummer when it was flying. This bee-bird was only about an inch long. It came to feed every day on the flowers until they were done blooming and I have not seen it since.

I live in central Arkansas. I did a Google search and a woman wrote something about seeing the same thing and everyone tried to convince her it was some sort of insect. I don't believe that and neither did she. An insect does not have a bummers wings, beak and tail. Has any one else seen one or know of them?

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Sep 15, 2015
Bird ID
by: AuntGiki

Snowberry Clearwing
"bumble bee moth"

Sep 15, 2015
tiny hummer that looks like a bee
by: Brook

Hi, I don't know what kind of bird it would be but there was someone on this site a while back that said they had a black song bird that was about an inch long and I suggested that it could possibly be a hummer. If you can you find that in the comments and look at it, it may give you some help.

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