Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Date of our first picture:  May, 2011

Location of our first photograph:  Platte City, MO

Also known as:  (Archilochus colubris)

Interesting fact(s):  The Ruby-throated Hummingbird lays eggs about the size of peas.

These birds can fly fast either forward or backward and are also capable of hovering.

Additional Information:  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/224/_/Ruby-throated_Hummingbird.aspx

Comments:  Much of this bird (especially its throat) rapidly changes color in the light depending on what angle the light hits it.



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