French: Colibri à gorge rubis German: Rubinkehlkolibri Spanish: Colibrí gorjirrubí
South Carolina, USA
S Canada (C Alberta E to Nova Scotia) and C & E USA (North Dakota E to Maine, and S to S Texas and Florida. Winters from C Mexico to W Panama, and in small numbers also in SE USA (S Florida).
9 cm; male 3 g, female 3·3 g. Small hummingbird, with long, thin dark bill. Male has upperparts iridescent green; white postocular spot; black line from lores back... read more
Song a repeated, faint, insect-like, high-pitched sputtering rattle (of 4–10 notes). Display-flight... read more
Breeding habitat deciduous and mixed forest, parklands, second growth woodlands and gardens to 1500... read more
Food and feeding
Flowers of c. 30 species of plants have been identified as being used as temperate region nectar sources, most of which are red or orange... read more
Male arrives on breeding territory from early Apr (S) to late May (N), 5–7 days prior to female; nesting normally lasts until Jul,... read more
Migratory, wintering in C Mexico S to W Panama, and also in S Florida (USA); arrives on breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. US National Breeding Bird Survey data show no significant range-wide, long-term change (1966–1994) in populations.... read more
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