Ruby-throated Hummingbird


Picture from Cornell Ornithology Labs: All About Birds

  • Small hummingbird, slightly down curved slender bill, short wings
  • Bright emerald green on the back, gray-white underparts
  • Males have bright red throat
  • Can fly straight and fast, can hover in one place
  • Often visit Hummingbird feeders and tube shaped flowers
  • Habitat: Woodlands, forest edges, meadows, grasslands, parks and gardens.
  • Local Sightings: Cynwyd Heritage Trail, West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Shortridge Memorial Park

Photo by Norm Ritterson

Immature Male Ruby-Thoarted Hummingbird at Feeder. Photo by Norm Ritterson