Behavior of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird?

Answer Scientifically known as Archilochus colubris, the ruby-throated hummingbird is a small bird found in North and Central America. Called ruby-throated due to the color of the male's throat feathers, ... Read More »

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Who saw the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird first?

Christopher Columbus is credited with being the first European to see a hummingbird. In a journal entry dated October 21, 1492, Columbus wrote that these were "Little birds... so different from our... Read More »

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Habitat?

The ruby-throated hummingbird is a rapid-flying bird that can go backwards and vertical as it seeks the nectar of flowers. It has the largest breeding area of any hummingbird in North America, and ... Read More »

How long is a ruby throated hummingbird?

Ruby-throated hummingbirds, which are native to the eastern United States, measure about 3 to 3.5 inches long as adults, according to the Animal Diversity Web. The book “Birds of North America”... Read More »

Characteristics of Ruby-Throated Hummingbird?

The most plentiful hummingbird in the eastern half of North America is the ruby-throated hummingbird. The ruby-throated birds are known to be the most curious of the species and are attracted to bi... Read More »