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Smallest Bird On Earth, The Bee Hummingbird (10 Pics)

The Bee Hummingbird has many different names and can be only found in Cuba. These are the smallest birds ON EARTH! Their eggs in nests are the size of a coffee bean but even when they grow they're scarcely than a bee, hence the name Bee Hummingbird. 

But they are so beautiful, and their size simply adds to their precious-ness. 

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Last weekend, a bird showed up at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (WRCNU) in the most unusual, and until now unheard of, way -- in an Uber... completely alone. 

Apparently, the people who found the injured bird, a two-week-old Lesser Goldfinch, had been drinking and didn't want to drive. They sent an image of the bird to the WRCNU asking whether or not the center would be able to help the bird out, the center told them to bring it in. 

Unable to drive, they came up to the conclusion that they should call an Uber for the bird.

"At first it was a joke, like, 'Hey, maybe we should just call Uber!' said Tim Crowley, one of the people who rescued the baby Goldfinch. "Then we were like, 'No, really. Why not? We're paying them.'"

They called an Uber and after explaining their unique situation to the driver, the driver canceled on them. So they decided to try again, called up a second Uber, and this time they only told the driver the situation after she pulled up. 

"Like, 'What? Are you kidding? Okay, sure,'" Tim said was the driver's reaction.

But thanks to Crowley and the others who came up with this plan, the saved that little birds life. According to Buz Marthaler, the center's chairman, the bird would have died had it not gotten help or been able to be put back into its nest. 

Thankfully, Petey — as Crowley and his other rescuers called the bird — is doing well. Marthaler told FOX13 that the bird even have a friend sharing its cage! The center is still unsure if the bird is a boy or girl yet and have decided to call the bird, "Uber" or "Petey Uber." Marthaler also confirmed that the center will be able to release Petey by the end of summer, just before the migration.

"It just brightens everybody's day," Marthaler said. "Makes them pretty happy."


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Wildlife Scientist Explains In a Fascinating Twitter Thread Why Some Crows Kill Each Other

Researcher Dr. Kaeli Swift (@corvidresearch) detailed in the following twitter thread the complicated reasons behind why crows "sometimes kill each other" and how their actions aren't isolated to their own species.

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Young Girl Trained Her Bird To Attack On Command And It's Terrifying... And Funny

The Avengers could've really used this kid when it came to defeating Thanos! When Twitter user @Apex_sH shared a short clip of his young niece who seemed to have trained her parakeet to attack anyone she screams at... it immediately viral. And the reactions came flooding in. 

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This Guy Describes His Four Years Battle Against Birds And It's Hilarious

Imgur user atomicrabbit2 discovered this to his cost, after moving into a lovely new house with a cozy gas heater. The exhaust was nicely tucked away in a corner, presenting an ideal place for birds to settle in and make themselves at home. And so the bird war began…

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The Evolution Of A Parrot From Birth To Two Months Of Life In 25 Amazing Photos

Macaws are known as the giants of the parrot world and are informally classified into two groups: large macaws and mini macaws. Check out these amazing photos portraying the evolution on an Ara, one of the species at the large macaws group. Nature is indeed beautiful!

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Marie Robinson from England lost her son Jack to brain cancer four years ago. When she went to visit his grave, a red robin bird joined her and tried to comfort her. Watch their moment together.