Hummingbird Pictures

Juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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The above photo shows a juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding at a purple flower.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is probably the most common hummingbird species of hummingbird in the world. It is the only species of hummingbird to breed in the eastern United States

It is difficult to tell a Juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird from a female of the same species. The juvenile hummingbird may have green or black streaking and/or one to several iridescent red feathers on the throat.


2 replies on “Juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird”

I would like to say I think you have a lovely site here. My grandmother and I used to feed the hummingbirds where she lived in West Texas. I believe many of them were the Ruby-throated variety. I always enjoyed watching those tiny birds at the feeder just outside her kitchen window. One thing I will never forget is the time my uncle accidentally drank the hummingbird food my granny had cooling in the fridge. He thought it was pretty disgusting kool-aid! Anyway, I haven’t thought much about hummingbirds in years but your site really brought back some very pleasant memories. Thank you for sharing your love of these beautiful creatures.


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