English : Ruby-throated hummingbird
French : Colibri à gorge rubis
Class : Aves
Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Notes : No subspecies known
Adults can reach a length of 9 cm for a weight around 3 g. Small hummingbird with relatively short straight black bill. Plumage is green except on belly which is gray-white. Males have iridescent red throat, females are duller.
Range and habitat
This species breeds in most of southern Canada and eastern USA, south to Texas. Winters in Central America, from western Mexico to Costa Rica. Lives in woodlands, suburban parks, deciduous forests, up to 1500 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is very difficult to detect and assessing its true status is never easy. It remains locally common but declines have been observed recently.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
Wild (Dallas TX, USA), Dallas World Aquarium (USA)
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