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Why not a hummingbird?

Hummingbird hawkmoth

The hummingbird hawkmoth is often seen during the day hovering in front of flowers

Image: Graham Catley

Their native range covers most of the Americas. Hummingbirds are very difficult to keep in captivity, and so only a small number of zoos in the UK keep them. 

Those that are kept, tend to be the larger, easier species. The smallest hummingbird in the world is the bee hummingbird of Cuba, and even this little jewel is significantly larger than the hummingbird hawk moth. 

It has rarely been found even on the neighbouring islands, and so could never stray across the Atlantic. It has proved to be too difficult to keep in captivity.