Ruby-throated Hummingbird

About the Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Also known as: Common hummingbird

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 05 August 2007
Scientific Name
Archilochus colubris
  • Trochiliformes
  • Trochilidae
  • Archilochus
  • A. colubris
Birdorable Family
Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 30 September 2017)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
2.75 to 3.5 inches
3 to 4.75 inches
0,07 to 0.211 ounces

Range

International Names

Chinese 红喉北蜂鸟
Czech Kolibřík Rubínohrdlý
Danish Rubinstrube
Dutch Robijnkeelkolibrie
Finnish Rubiinikurkkukolibri
French Colibri à Gorge Rubis
German Rubinkehlkolibri
Italian Colibrì Golarubino
Japanese ノドアカハチドリ (Nodoakahachidori)
Norwegian Rubinstrupekolibri
Polish Koliberek Rubinobrody
Russian Рубиногорлый колибри
Spanish Colibrí Gorgirrubí
Swedish Rubinkolibri
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