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Male or Female?

Field markings tell us this is a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. She safely arrived on her wintering grounds in Costa Rica, where she was observed on October 30. Did you notice the pollen on her bill? What does that tell you about a recent food source?

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Photo: Patricia Nethercote


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