Hummingbirds: Which is Which?
are some clues people use to tell these two hummingbirds apart. They
are called field marks.
- What else
did you see? What questions do you have about these tiny birds?
throat that sparkles (can look black in different light)
back, "dirty" white below
Throat, tail, and sides that are brownish-red or rust colored
(That's what rufous means!)
Top - Jerry Blinn, AviSys; Bottom - Dean Briggins, U.S. Fish and Wildlife