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Rufous Hummingbird Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A fairly small hummingbird with a slender, nearly straight bill, a tail that tapers to a point when folded, and fairly short wings that don’t reach the end of the tail when the bird is perched.

    Relative Size

    About the same size as a Ruby-throated Hummingbird

    Relative Sizesparrow or smallersparrow-sized or smaller

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 2.8-3.5 in (7-9 cm)
      • Weight: 0.1-0.2 oz (2-5 g)
      • Wingspan: 4.3 in (11 cm)