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    Ruby-throated Hummingbird Identification

    The Four Keys to ID

    • Size & Shape

      The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a small hummingbird with a slender, slightly downcurved bill and fairly short wings that don’t reach all the way to the tail when the bird is sitting.

      Relative Size

      Same size as a Black-chinned 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 (2-6 g)
        • Wingspan: 3.1-4.3 in (8-11 cm)