Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) - HBW 5, p. 671
French: Colibri à gorge rubis
Spanish: Colibrí Gorgirrubí
Taxonomy: Trochilus Colubris Linnaeus, 1758, South Carolina.
Genus sometimes merged into Mellisuga; alternatively linked with Selasphorus. On occasion, considered to form a superspecies with A. alexandri; some authors would also include Calypte costae. Monotypic.
Distribution: 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 also in S Florida (USA)
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VideosSee all 16 videos
Males at a feeder, showing their gorgets Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 15 June 2009 3 years ago 45 sec 4.9
Humming bird attacks another humming bird at a feeder Locality Massachusetts, USA (United States)
UltraSlo 5 May 2012 4 years ago 55 sec 4.8
A male at a feeder, then being buzzed by a female. Locality Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Alexander Grimwade 2 July 2006 9 years ago 22 sec 4.8
A bird drinking in flight from trumpet honeysuckle Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 29 August 2005 8 years ago 10 sec 4.7
A male at a feeder Locality Mount Airy, Maryland, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Robert Schaefer 19 August 2005 8 years ago 23 sec 4.6
A female at a feeder, drinking Locality Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Alexander Grimwade 2 July 2006 9 years ago 21 sec 4.6
PhotosSee all 64 photos
A juvenile male at hovering nearby.
Locality Southaven, DeSoto County, Mississippi, USA (United States)
Charles Rose IV 11 August 2015 45 weeks ago 5
Fly like an eagle hummingbird! A young male Ruby-throated Hummingbird opens his both wings with his tongue out, close-up/macro p
Locality Atlanta, Georgia, USA (United States)
Linda FreedomBird 7 April 2015 1 year ago 4.8
This Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has taken possession of my backyard blooms.
Locality Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA (United States)
Carlos Rodriguez Carreon 23 March 2014 2 years ago 4.8
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in flight.
Locality Delaware, USA (United States)
Hal and Kirsten Snyder 6 August 2011 16 weeks ago 4.7
Adult male at Beck residence, Broussard, Lafayette Parish.
Locality Broussard, Louisiana, USA (United States)
James W. Beck 7 June 2011 2 years ago 4.6
A Hummingbird at the feeder during the Fall Migration.
Locality Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA (United States)
John Blanke 2 October 2013 2 years ago 4.5
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