Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris
Ruby-throated Hummingbird specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Fairly common breeder and transient, migrating north to this region in April and May and departing in August and September. Nests from late May to July. Seen usually in brushy hedgerows near flowers. The male has a sparkling red throat, the female a white throat.

Specimen Information

The bird in front is a male;  a female is in the back.