Ruby Throated Hummingbird Female - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Bird, Urban Adapter

  • Summer range is eastern half of the United States. Winter range is Central America
  • Both male and female have iridescent green plumage on back and head, relatively long bill, and male has iridescent red throat patch
  • Habitat includes open grassy areas, gardens, wooded edges, and streams
  • Insectivore and nectivore, eating insects and flower nectar