A Rufous never forgets!?

Rufous Hummingbirds live in the western half of North America. They are long-distance migrants, with some individuals breeding in Alaska and spending the winter down in Mexico. Considering the small size of these birds, this is one of the longest migratory journeys of any bird in the world. Rufous Hummingbirds are known to have excellent memories, especially for location. Birds may return to the same backyard year after year, pinpointing the exact location of a previously known nectar feeder.

Birdorable Rufous Hummingbird

If you want to learn more about Rufous Hummingbirds, check out Cornell's All About Birds.


Ruth on November 5, 2010 at 11:00 AM wrote:
Love the cartoon.That is so funny. The Rufous have the longest migration of any hummingbird.Yet, they have that incredible memory to come back to the same feeder. Our Rubys are gone to South America. We miss them and are grateful that they will return.
little bird on November 6, 2010 at 5:58 PM wrote:
So cute and funny! I love Rufous hummers! :)
Kara Lennox on December 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM wrote:
I've been watching a rufous in my bottle brush tree all day long. A beautiful male but I don't have a good enough camera to get a decent shot. I'm thinking he shouldn't be here this time of year (Los Angeles area).
Louise Warner on February 23, 2017 at 8:06 AM wrote:
the Rufous hummingbird...
Louise Warner on February 23, 2017 at 8:13 AM wrote:
we don't really have the birds near us but i know some have been reported in southern Ontario and i hope i get a change of seen so i can have a background with one or two hummingbirds.

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