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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Word that contains the letter U prompt.

I decided to go with a natural history theme and had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

As this bird doesn’t have a ruby coloured throat it’s a female. Given how smart the birds plumage is I suspect that it’s a juvenile female hatched from an egg earlier in the summer. It was photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in August.

CMMC: Contains the letter U

15 replies on “Ruby-throated Hummingbird”

They will fight over territory until one is exhausted. Sometimes the losing male is too exhausted to get to a food source.

True. The rule for a nature photographer is never interfere. I watched two males fight until one was lying exhausted on the ground. It never recovered and died a short time later.

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