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Ruby-throated Hummingbird  - Archilochus colubris

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

Hummingbirds are small and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is no exception. It’s the only hummingbird species to be seen in Quebec which makes it easy to identify this species.

Common Names

How to Identify

Hummingbirds display a specific flight pattern. They can stand in place mid air, and move up or down and do so around flowers the feed on. Only males display the red colored throat patch which may actually looks black from many directions.

Where & When to Spot

I observed this species on two occasions, once in a wetland near Bromont, Quebec and the other time at Rapids Park Lachine. In both cases around a orange flowering dense bush like plant.

Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)

bromont - July 23, 2017

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 1000;