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
    Measurements
    • 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)