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Hummingbird, Ruby-Throated

Scientific Name: Archilochus colubris

Family: Trochilidae

Native Range: Summer Range: North America, Pennsylvania; Winter Range:

Size: Length:  7 to 9 cm (2.8 to 3.5 in) long; Wingspan: 8 to 11 cm (3.1 to 4.3 in)

Active: Spring – fall*

Field Markings: “Metallic green above; Adult male has brilliant red gorget, black chin, whitish underparts, dusky green sides; Female lacks gorget, has whitish throat and underparts, and a buffy wash on sides.” (Alderfer p. 118-119)

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