Rufous Hummingbird

Other Names: none

Distribution: Pacific Northwest in summer; Gulf Coast and parts of Central America in winter.

Description:

Size: 8-9 cm in length, weighing -5 g.

Plumage: Males have bright rufous uppersides and flanks that give the species its name, and an iridescent orange-red throat. Females are green above, with a rufous tinge on the rump and flanks, and strong rufous coloration in the tail. The eyes and beak are black.

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Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Bill Shape
needle
Eats
commercial-instant-nectars
sugar-water
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
long tailed
Wing Shape
pointed-wings
Action
hopping
Markings
crown
plain
Sounds
clear
harsh call
Location
ground dwelling
high perching
low perching
north in summer
north in winter
Habitat
fir forest
oakpinewoodland
Forests
Urban
Color
greenorolive
sheen
blackandwhite
brown
green
rust
Body Shape
hummingbird
Size
tiny
medium
small
Order
hummingbirds - trochilidae, phaethornithinae
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species