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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English

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SeriesHinterland who"s who -- Rub
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Open LibraryOL21911565M

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A flash of green and red, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is eastern North America’s sole breeding hummingbird. These brilliant, tiny, precision-flying creatures glitter like jewels in the full sun, then vanish with a zip toward the next nectar source. Feeders and flower gardens are great ways to attract these birds, and some people turn their yards into buzzing clouds of hummingbirds each summer. It's a delight to hear the whir of an incoming hummingbird and catch a glimpse of the darting creature as it lands momentarily on the red and purple bee balm in the garden. But then it's gone in a flash. That's why James B. Sumpter's photo essay of the ruby-throated hummingbird is so intriguing. An adult ruby-throated hummingbird may eat twice its body weight in food each day, which it burns up with the high metabolism necessary to sustain its rapid wing beat and energetic movements.   This book contains 88 full-page sized photographs that show the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in great detail, from numerous perspectives. They capture the many variations in its appearance, including its green and gold iridescent colors, its /5(4).

  The Ruby-throated Hummingbird weighs less than a nickel, and like all hummingbird species including the Calliope and Rufous, it is a master of g its wings 60 to 80 times a second, this tiny sprite creates a blur of motion and a whirring, insect-like sound. The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a species of hummingbird that generally spends the winter in Central America, Mexico, and Florida, and migrates to Eastern North America for the summer to is by far the most common hummingbird seen east Family: Trochilidae. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a small hummingbird with a slender, slightly downcurved bill and fairly short wings that don’t reach all the way to the tail when the bird is sitting. Same size as a Black-chinned Hummingbird. sparrow-sized or smaller. Length: in ( cm) Weight: oz ( g) Wingspan: in ( cm). Tiny bird with a long needlelike bill; hovers, flies forward and backward with a humming sound. Males: metallic green upperparts; red throat that flashes ruby red in the light but otherwise may look black; underparts whitish with dull green flanks; tail black and deeply forked.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird, one of the smallest hummingbird species, can only grow to a length of 3 to inches and weight of about 3 to its small size, the bird is sometimes mistaken for a large insect. It is considered as the only breeding hummingbird in the eastern North America/5(). Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) make a spring migration from their over-wintering grounds in Mexico and Central America to the central and eastern United States and southern high energy needs require that abundant supplies of nectar be available throughout the migration corridor, which can range through thousands of miles of habitat.   The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Ruby-throated Hummingbird by June Osborne at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be :   Buy a cheap copy of Ruby-Throated Hummingbird book by Robert R. Sargent. The life history and activity of a favorite backyard visitor. Free shipping over $Cited by: 7.