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Texas Hummingbird Roundup
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Division
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(512) 389-4644
mark.klym@tpwd.state.tx.us

 

Texas Hummingbird Roundup:
Ruby-throated (Achilochus colubris)


Ruby-throated Hummingbird
(Achilochus colubris)
Artwork © 2005 TPWD

This is “the hummingbird” of the eastern United States. Although most states can record at least two species of hummingbird, for most of the population of the United States, the Ruby-throated is the species they know.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird, is associated with mixed hardwood and pine forests, forest edges, clearings, orchards, and gardens but is seldom seen in urban areas. This is a bright colored, long tailed hummingbird.

Identifying Features (Male):

Identifying Features (Female):

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