Birds of St. Charles County, MO
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris

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..

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