How to Sex a Ruby-throat Hummingbird – Lesson 2

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Here’s lookin’ at you, Kid!

Our second lesson is about the red throat that gives the RTHU its name.

Female RTHUs have white throats.  Male RTHUs have red gorget feathers.

So then this is a photo of a female RTHU, correct?

Not so fast ….

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6 Responses to How to Sex a Ruby-throat Hummingbird – Lesson 2

  1. Deb Platt says:

    Now I’m wondering if this is a transgendered hummingbird. LOL

    But more seriously, I’m going to guess that the guidelines might not apply to juveniles.

  2. From my point of view, I’d just like to see a real hummingbird, let alone want to recognise what sex it is! You’re so lucky to get such a wonderful picture of an amazing little bird.

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