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Ruby-throated Hummingbird
(Archilochus colubris)

        
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Information

Length
: 3 - 3.75"

Breeding Habitat: Forest edges; coniferous, deciduous, or mixed woodlands (prefers deciduous); gardens and parks. The proximity of
nectar plants is a habitat requirement.

Males favor edge habitats and gardens. The mated female seeks out a more protected habitat for nesting.

Diet
: Flower nectar, especially from brightly-colored tubular flowers; small insects and spiders; tree sap from sap wells drilled by the yellow-bellied sapsucker.
 
Identification tips
for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird
 
    Photo of Ruby-throated Hummingbird at nest
 
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Breeding Map Ruby-throated Hummingbird Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map            Winter Map (CBC)       
 
Additional photos and information:
 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Photos, description, similar species, sounds, range, habitat, food, behavior, reproduction, and conservation status. From Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
 
 
Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
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