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Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris

Aves > Apodiformes > Trochilidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishRuby-throated Hummingbird
FrenchColibri à gorge rubis
SpanishColibrí de garganta roja


Hummingbirds are small and the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is no exception. It’s the only hummingbird species to be seen in Quebec which makes it easy to identify this species.

How to Identify

Hummingbirds display a specific flight pattern. They can stand in place mid air, and move up or down and do so around flowers the feed on. Only males display the red colored throat patch which may actually looks black from many directions.

Where When to Spot

I observed this species on two occasions, once in a wetland near Bromont, Quebec and the other time at Rapids Park Lachine. In both cases around a orange flowering dense bush like plant.



2022-09-05Jardin Botanique de Montréal
2017-09-16Parc des Rapides