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Juvenile Male
In late summer, some young males may show one or perhaps several red throat feathers. Males do not get the full red gorget, until their first winter. Some juvenile males show the darker "5 o'clock shadow" of the heavier streaking on their white throat.

Young male Ruby-throated Hummingbird held by a bander
Jacques Turgeon

 

 

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