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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird


The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a solitary creature for the most part. They generally come into contact for the purpose of mating.


The male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is smaller than the female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, but both tiny birds are targets of insects and larger birds.

Learn even more on the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird in a Species Spotlight at our blog, The Wild Bird Journal.





Appearance of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird


The adult Ruby-Throated hummingbird is metallic green and gray-white below, with near-black wings. The male Ruby-Throated hummingbird has a ruby-red throat patch, giving the species its name. The female Ruby-Throated hummingbird has a dark, rounded tail with white tips. She usually does not have a throat patch; her color is generally white.


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Blade-like wings connect to the body only at the shoulder, allowing the wings of the Ruby-Throated hummingbird to rotate almost 180°. This functionality allows for a wide range of mobility in flight, especially during migration of the Ruby-Throated hummingbird.


The male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is smaller than the female Ruby-Throated hummingbird, but both tiny hummingbirds are hunted by insects and larger birds.


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Geography of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird


The Ruby-Throated hummingbird breeds in most areas of eastern North America.


The Ruby-Throated hummingbird species spends the winter in Mexico or as far south as Central America.


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Local Environments of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird


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The Ruby-Throated hummingbird prefers to live in deciduous and pine forests, farm orchards and flowering gardens.


These tiny birds can also be found in neighborhood yards where hummingbird feeders are present.


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