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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris


Female Ruby-throated hummingbirds have metallic green above and greyish white below, with near-black wings and males have the ruby red throat. Their bill is long, straight and very slender.


Ruby-throated hummingbirds live in woodland areas, but also frequent gardens where flowering plants are plentiful (as well as where feeders are plentiful). It is a migratory bird, wintering in southern Mexico to South America. It breeds mostly in the eastern United States, as well as in southern Canada.

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1 Comment

CherylRutherford 12 years ago

What a capture!

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Springfield, Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2011
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011

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