Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris

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Field Marks
  • Long, straight, thin bill
  • Bright green back and crown
  • White underparts with greenish flanks
  • Iridescent scarlet throat
  • Black face and chin
  • Entirely dark forked tail


During the breeding season, the species can be found in woods, orchards, and gardens. 


The ruby-throated hummingbird is common in the metro-Atlanta area in flower gardens and are attracted to feeders.  However, they are much less common inside the perimeter due to declining habitat.