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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus columbris


3.5 inches. Tiny. Metallic green above, white below; male has a brilliant red throat. Needle-like bill.


Suburbon gardens, parks and woodlands. These smallest of all birds are particularly attracted to tubular red flowers like the trumpet creeper, as well as bee balm, and thistle. Also attracted to artificial feeders. They are constantly in motion.


Vermont's only hummingbird.

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

Nice capture

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jan 20, 2013

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