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Rufous Hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus


The Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) is a small hummingbird, about 8 cm long (3 inches) with a long, straight and very slender bill. The female is slightly larger than the male. They feed on nectar from flowers using a long extendible tongue or catch insects on the wing. These birds require frequent feeding while active during the day and become torpid at night to conserve energy. Because of their small size, they are vulnerable to insect-eating birds and animals.

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EvaSeifert 9 years ago

Very nice!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

too cute,

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago


AntónioGinjaGinja 10 years ago

super cute,thanks for sharing,congrats it's a one life shoot :)

the_tajminator 10 years ago

that's so cute...such a small little thing

gmedinaerick 10 years ago

I captured the hummingbird with misnet, and i gave it some apple juice when it flew.

EvaSeifert 10 years ago

I hope it isn't soda! Cute picture!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

There must be a story to this! What's in the bottle cap? Are you rehabing this little bird?

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Sinaloa, Mexico

Spotted on Feb 2, 2006
Submitted on Jul 2, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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