Male Rufous and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds for comparison

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Jerry Green, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the most common species in the south east. Occasionally a Rufous will be spotted.

    Mature Male Rufous. Note that the gorget will range in color from red-orange to coppery to golden. Look for the copper colors on the body and the tail.

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    Mature Male Ruby-throated

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    Look closely at the gorget because it looks different depending on how the light is reflected from it as shown in these photos of a mature male Ruby-throated.

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    Jerry
     
  2. cre8foru

    cre8foru

    Dec 1, 2007
    Atlanta GA
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