Monday, August 21, 2006

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Arriving in mid to later May the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is always a welcome sight at our feeders.

The iridescent, red throat patch easily identifies the male and an up-close view illustrates the scale-like appearance of its feathers there.

The throat of the female Ruby-throated Hummingbird is white and also the female has white wing tips at her tail feathers.

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