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Ruby-throated Hummingbird
(Archilochus colubris)
walrus
Description
Adult males have metallic green upperparts. Their throat usually appears black but iridescent ruby gorget (a patch on the throat ) is seen at certain angles of direct sunlight. Underparts are whitish, with grubby green feathering on belly and a white spot can be noticed behind eye. Adult females have green upperparts and mainly whitish underparts, with fine gray streaks on throat and gray-green feathers on flanks. They have fanned tails with white feather tips and black subterminal band.
Dimensions
Their average length is 3.5 inches and they weigh approximately 0.11 oz to 0.13 oz.
Diet
Their primary food sources are floral nectar and small insects.
Habitat & Range
They are a widespread and fairly common summer visitor (mainly May-Aug) to eastern North America, favoring gardens and open woodland. They can be found in New England, Texas, Florida, Eastern Canada, Western Canada, Southeast, Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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