ruby-throated hummingbird


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ru·by-throat·ed hummingbird

 (ro͞o′bē-thrō′tĭd)
n.
A hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) of North and Central America, having metallic-green upper plumage and, in the male, a brilliant red throat.

ru′by-throat`ed hum′mingbird


n.
a hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, of E North America, having metallic green upper plumage and, in the male, a bright red throat.
[1775–85]
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And yet the ruby-throated hummingbird of summer has arrived, supping from the comfrey blossoms.
Fifteen (88 %) of the long-distance migrants in April were Swainson's Thrush, the other two were Wood Thrush and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. In October, eight of the migratory species were Swainson's Thrush and the other two were Black-and-white Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons).
Some of these include the black -capped chickadee, the mourning dove, the red-winged blackbird, the cardinal, the blue jay, the white breasted nuthatch, the tufted titmouse, the American goldfinch, the ruby-throated hummingbird, and of course, the robin.
Imagine the sophistication of the programming that directs the activities of a ruby-throated hummingbird, all neatly packaged in that tiny, finite brain!
Parrent is studying pollinators native to her region - such as the monarch butterfly, ruby-throated hummingbird, bumblebee and squash bee-with the help of her community.
We spent the next 10 minutes passing the field glasses back and forth as we carried on like a pair of peeping Toms watching the bathing antics of the female ruby-throated hummingbird. Eventually the tiny bird wearied of our avian voyeurism, shook herself off vigorously and flew into a nearby aspen tree where she lighted on a branch to preen in the sun.
The map shows the summer range, winter range, and migration range of the ruby-throated hummingbird. These birds nest in the eastern United States and Canada during the spring and summer.
Flying in from Mexico, the April 29 ruby-throated hummingbird sipping sugar water at my Grafton feeder was part of the tropical vanguard.
Among nonpasserines, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers were abundant at all three sites; whereas, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Chimney Swift, Northern Flicker, and Hairy Woodpecker were abundant at Bohm Woods (Table 5).