Monday, August 17, 2015

Birds the word

Every summer I put up a hummingbird feeder. There are several varieties that live in North Carolina during the summer. I believe that this is the female ruby throated hummingbird. Though the male has the ruby colored throat, both male and females have iridescent plumage. These birds average 3 to 3.5 inches in size, and feed on nectar and insects.





https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/gallery/Bell/rthu_2.html
Female ruby-throated hummingbird, from the Carolina Bird Club


https://www.carolinabirdclub.org/gallery/Fiala/rthu_2.html
Male ruby-throated hummingbird, from Carolina Bird Club




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