What Hummingbird Species Are Found In Florida?

If you live in Florida, there are three species of hummingbirds that can be found there.  The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the most common hummingbird species to be found there, but in the winter you may also see the Black-chinned and Rufous Hummingbirds.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is extremely tiny.  It measures about three inches long and weighs less then a penny or approximately 1/4 of an ounce.

The males will arrive in Florida in March and the females will generally arrive about a week after the males.  The females will begin nesting in Florida in April and it is quite common for their nest to be located over water.  The hummingbird’s nest is extremely tiny or only about the size of a walnut.  The mother hummingbird will incubate the eggs for 20 days before the eggs hatch, after this occurs the young only remain in the nest for four weeks and then they leave the nest and are on their own.

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