Ruby throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
This tiny bird has a metallic green back and a bill that is long, straight and very slender. It hovers while feeding.
Male Ruby-throated hummingbirds are metallic green above and grayish white below with a glossy ruby red throat patch and a dark, forked tail. The female has a dark rounded tail with white tips and no throat patch, though she may sometimes show light spotting on her throat.
The female will search out nearby males after initiating nest construction. She will gather grasses, pieces of lichen, plant down and spider webs to build her nest. The spider webs are used to secure the nest to the chosen location and to hold the nest together. The chosen location is usually in a deciduous tree in dense woodland, 5 to 30 feet above ground and near the tip of a downward-sloping branch. The nest is about the size of a walnut.
Jul 21, 18 05:29 PM
This bird has been seen in my friend's yard. Can you identify it?
Jul 19, 18 03:53 PM
size of a robin, rusty brown, tufted head, darker conical bill, no brighter colors noted & just a pair on the ground under my feeders. I thought it was
Jul 17, 18 05:14 PM
I see him usually as it's getting dark or getting light. Because of the lighting it's hard to tell his markings but he seems to be mostly gray. It's a