Rufous Huummingbird Facts

  • The Rufous Hummingbird has the longest migration route compared to all other species of hummingbirds found in the United States. 
  • The male Rufous may mate with several females.
  • The female of this species is larger then the male, but this is actually quite common.  The female needs to be bigger because she must be able to produce eggs, to afford to share her body heat with the eggs while incubating, and to be able to share their food when feeding nestlings. 
  •  The Rufous Hummingbird nest further north then any other species of hummingbird.

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