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Hummingbirds of Quinta Mazatlan

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Spanish Name: Colibri Garganta Rubi | Scientific Name: Archilochus colubris

Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds are the only species of hummingbird over most of the Northeast United States. In the Fall these 3 ¾ inch birds do something absolutely amazing; they migrate from their summer breeding ranges down into Central America, sometimes crossing the Gulf of Mexico in a single flight if they can’t find a place to rest! These small birds beat their wings almost 60 times a second!


Hummingbirds, despite their name, don’t sing by humming; that sound is from their quickly beating wings. Instead, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird’s call is a quick series of chee-dit notes (often given during chases).


Nectar is the main food of these amazing little creatures, but it isn’t all they eat. Besides attending the lovely flowers or hummingbird feeder in your yard, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird will also eat spiders, and insects such as gnats and mosquitoes. They’ve also been known to occasionally drink tree sap. These birds are often seen in flowering gardens, especially in migration when small hordes will flock to any available nectar source.


The nests of these birds are tiny; no more in size than a large thimble. The nests are made out of soft fibers, often held together by spider webs or other sticky substances. The nest is camouflaged with bits of lichen which, combined with the size of the nest, make it very difficult to find!


In the RGV, we only see these birds during migration. You’ll see them just about anywhere there’s a food supply, and so it’s very common to see them in your garden (especially if you have a feeder).

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