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Isn’t he handsome, so colorful and beautiful!
I will enjoy his color, speed and grace for the summer, for he will leave in the fall for a warmer climate!
Taken in Shady Cove, Oregon

Physical Description
Average weight: male 3.22 g, female 3.41 g. Females are larger than males.

Plumage
Adult male: Non-iridescent rufous crown, tail, and sides; back may be rufous, green , or some of each; bright orange-red gorget, white breast. Green-backed Rufous cannot be reliably separated from Allen’s in the field without extensive experience and a good view of the spread tailfeathers through a scope.
Adult female: Green back and crown, white breast, streaked throat, rufous sides and base of tail feathers, white tips on outer tail feathers. Very similar to female Allen’s and Broad-tailed.

Distribution
Observed in every state and province except Hawaii, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. There was even one very unusual report from extreme eastern Siberia! The Rufous is the most widely-distributed hummingbird in North America. Winters in Mexico and possibly Panama.
Info: hummingbirds.net
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hummingbird, rufus hummingbird, bird, nature, spring, red, vibrant, handsome, beautiful, speedy, graceful, male hummingbird, diane schuster

I’m a 65 year old retired grandmother that loves photography. I love being out in nature and love lots of color, so Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Forests and forest light, waterfalls, flowers and insects are also some of my favorite subjects to photograph.

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Comments

  • Glenna Walker
    Glenna Walkerover 5 years ago

    Beautiful masterpiece of art…I just adore these little birds…excellent shot Diane!

  • Thanks Glenna and thanks so much for favoring this little guy! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • dpennyor
    dpennyorover 5 years ago

    WOW!!! FANTASTAIC JOB!!!!

  • Thanks Dennis and thanks very much for the wow! and the fav! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • John44
    John44over 5 years ago

    Excellent job Diane !

  • Thanks John! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, just love the feathering here, nice work…inst fav

  • Thanks Larry for your wonderful comments and thanks for the fav! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeover 5 years ago

    OMG, What a capture! This is fabulous Dee, instant fave!

  • Thanks very much Cheryl for your great response to this image and thanks so much for the fav! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    WOW!! Awesome!!!!!

  • Thanks for that wow! cheryl and thanks for the fav! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • Marcelene McCowan
    Marcelene McCowanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image. Well done!!

  • Thanks Bumbleberries, love your name! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 5 years ago

    Marvellous image- such beautiful colours!!

  • Thanks naturelover, glad that you like him! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • pepper2008
    pepper2008over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous,stunning,beautiful,i really really really love this a lot diane.

  • Thanks so much Darryl for your very wonderful comment and thanks for the fav! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 5 years ago

    Stunning photo – great work

  • Thanks again bdazzled for your comments and the fav! I really appreciate your support! Dee

    – Diane Schuster

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