Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Archilochus colubris

ML73168971


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Yukon Bird Club Historical Data
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Yukon, Yukon Territory, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 63.0937, -140.8862 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Female
Behaviors
Breeding
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Media notes

Photo (c) Kate Warrick

Observation details

Observer Kate Warrick. This Ruby-throated Hummingbird, present 24 (here) to 26 August, in the wilds 50 km n. of Beaver Creek, Yukon is astonishing given the extremely remote location, and that anyone would consider putting up a hummingbird feeder there. The narrower inner primaries and wider outer primaries help distinguish it from the very similar Anna's Hummingbird. ID analysis from Alvaro Jaramillo It’s a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Apart from the very pale underparts including a white breast band it lacks the densely spotted throat and grayish underparts of Anna’s, it also looks small and slim based on the fake flower size. But key is the primary structure that you can see on that last photo. The inner primaries are narrower, the outers much wider and almost paddle like. This increasing width of primaries is only seen on Archilochus, and the green back and overall tone is good for Ruby-throated, not Black-chinned."

Technical Information

Model
DSC-HX200V
Lens model
4.8-144mm f/2.8-5.6
f-stop
f/5.0
Focal length
88.4 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
200
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
3,306KB
Dimensions
3648 x 2736

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