All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Rufous Hummingbird</strong> - male
<em>Selasphorus rufus</em>
Ashford, WA
June 22, 2009

I enjoyed watching these feisty little birds as they visited the feeders at the garden by the office at Mounthaven Resort each morning. The males have...
Rufous Hummingbird - male
Selasphorus rufus
Ashford, WA
June 22, 2009

I enjoyed watching these feisty little birds as they visited the feeders at the garden by the office at Mounthaven Resort each morning. The males have a brilliant red gorget that is used to show their breeding status (age) and to get the attention of the females. They can often be heard before they are seen due to their loud buzzing of their wingbeats.

Adsense