Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris

By far the most common hummingbird found east of the Mississippi River is the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. Winters find these birds in Central America, Mexico, and Florida. Come spring, they move north into most of eastern North America as far as southern Canada. This is the largest range of any hummingbird.

Closely related to Black-Chinned Hummingbirds, they can be difficult to identify where their ranges overlap. The gorget color differs in the male birds, but the females are not as obvious in their differences.

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