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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.


This was what I believe to be one of 2 juveniles that hatched in a tree in my back yard. They flitted around constantly challenging each other for weeks. This one was chasing bugs at the time I got the photos, even dive bombed me a few times. Great fun watching them!

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Michelle Parish
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Michelle Parish

Junction City, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Jul 25, 2013
Submitted on Sep 25, 2013

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