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Ruby-throated Hummingbird -
(Archilochus colubris)



  • Very small
  • Iridescent green above, white or
         greyish white below
  • Long, thin bill
  • Male has brilliant ruby throat, female has
         white throat
  • 3.75" (10 cm.)


  • Woodland
  • Residential areas

Additional Information

  • Fairly common migrant and summer resident
  • Makes humming sound with wings,
  • Can fly backwards
  • Has extremely fast wing beat
  • Eats insects, flower nectar, tree sap, and
    sugar water at feeders
  • Pollinates many flowers

Hummingbird feeding on nectar

Male Hummingbird feeding on purple flowers

Hummingbird feeding on Jewelweed


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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