Size: 3-3 1/2"
Male: (Shown) Tiny iridescent green bird with black throat patch that reflects bright ruby red in the sun.
Female: Same as male, but lacking the throat patch.
Juvenile: Same as female.
Nest: Female builds cup nest. One or two broods per year.
Eggs: 2; white without markings
Incubation: 12-14 days; female incubates
Fledging: 14-18 days; female feeds young
Migration: The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a migrator and can be found in St. Charles County during the summer months.
Food: Nectar, insects, and will come to hummingbird feeders. Click here to find our how to make your own nectar to attract hummingbirds to your area..