Canon XTi, w Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro Lens, Shooting Mode, Sports, Aperture 6.3, Shutter Speed 1/1000 ISO 400 Focal Length 500mm
Captured in the English Gardens in Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird: Medium hummingbird, iridescent green upperparts, head, flanks. Underparts are pale gray, paler breast, green wash on sides, belly; throat is bright red with black chin. Tail is dark, forked. Feeds primarily on nectar. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats.
Range and Habitat
Ruby-throated Hummingbird: Breeds from southern Canada to the Gulf Coast; only hummingbird that breeds east of the Mississippi River. Spends winters mainly in the tropics and rarely on the Gulf Coast. Found in woodlands, orchards, and gardens.