Archilochus colubris


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Related to Archilochus colubris: Ceryle alcyon, Turdus migratorius
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Noun1.Archilochus colubris - a kind of hummingbirdArchilochus colubris - a kind of hummingbird    
hummingbird - tiny American bird having brilliant iridescent plumage and long slender bills; wings are specialized for vibrating flight
Archilochus, genus Archilochus - a genus of Trochilidae
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(21,22) Mitochondria in the brain of healthy pigeons (iColumba livia) have been shown to produce lower levels of reactive oxygen species than those of mammals (23) and hummingbirds (Calypte anna, Calypte costae, Archilochus colubris) have been shown not to produce AGEs in spite of blood glucose concentrations exceeding 800 mg/dL.
In Mississippi gardens, the hummingbirds that visit will more than likely be Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris. Along the Gulf Coast and occasionally elsewhere in the state, other species of vagrant hummingbirds may visit the feeder or the garden, but it is the Ruby-throated Hummingbird that has a penchant for Mississippi gardens.
Species Common Name Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated Hummingbird Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker Meleagris gallopavo Wild Turkey Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker Species Bluebell Bohm Sweet William Archilochus colubris 0.60 2.55 0.39 Chaetura pelagica 0.00 1.70 0.00 Coccyzus americanus 0.90 0.68 0.46 Colaptes auratus 0.45 1.36 0.15 Dryocopus pileatus 0.30 0.85 0.46 Melanerpes carolinus 1.35 2.55 2.16 Meleagris gallopavo 0.00 0.00 0.15 Picoides pubescens 3.15 3.90 2.08 Picoides villosus 0.75 2.21 0.85 Table 6.
Ruby-throated hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, entanglements in burdock, Arctium spp., at Delta Marsh, Manitoba.
villosus), Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris), Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), Whip-poor-will (Caprimulgus vociferus), and Eastern Towhee.