- Oxyura jamaicensis
- Ducks & Geese
Hummingbirds are known for their ability to hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings, 15 to 80 times per second. They feed on nectar from flowers and flowering trees using a long extendable tongue or catch insects on the wing.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is metallic green above and males have a brilliant red throat.
The breeding habitat is open areas throughout most of eastern North America and the Canadian prairies. The female builds a nest in a protected location in a shrub or tree.
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is migratory, spending most of the winter in Mexico or Central America.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 05 August 2007|
|Scientific Name||Archilochus colubris|
(as of 29 January 2017)
2.75 to 3.5 inches
3 to 4.75 inches
0,07 to 0.211 ounces
|Range||North America Central America United States (West) United States (East)|