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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Common Name Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Scientific Name Archilochus colubris

Species Birds

Family/Group Hummingbirds



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Bill straight. Male green above with small white spot behind eye: gorget bright ruby red, remaining underparts mostly white washed with grayish on sides and flanks; tail black, forked. Female lacks gorget, is green above with small white spot behind eye; whitish below with buffy flanks; tail unforked, outer feathers tipped white.

Habits and Behavior

In its winter quarters favors light (often scrubby) woodland, borders, and semiopen areas.

Further Reading

Nicaragua Animal Guide