Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous hummingbird perched on a thorny branch
Rufous hummingbird. Image by Diana Roberts from Pixabay
AppearanceThe rufous hummingbird is a tiny bird about 3″ long. They have coppery-orange upperparts, flanks, and tails. The gorget is red with orange. The female has metallic green upperparts, a white throat with bronze-green spots, white underparts, and white spots on the throat.
DietNectar from flowers and bushes as well as insects.
Feeder FoodNectar
HabitatOpen woodlands.
NestingThe nest is placed high in coniferous or deciduous trees. They have 1 brood/season and 2-3 tiny white eggs/brood. Eggs are incubated for 15-17 days and fledglings leave the nest after about 151-29 days.

Range Map

Rufous hummingbird range map.
Rufous hummingbird range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.