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BIRDS OF THE WORLD BOREAL FOREST - Archilochus colubris - Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The tiniest of boreal forest species, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird gets its name from the bright red throat patch and the characteristic hum of its rapidly beating wings. They sometimes feed on small insects but prefer the nectar of flowering plants or sugar water from backyard feeders.

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