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Sonoran Desert Birds



Rufous hummingbird (male) - (Selasphorus rufus)

 Rufous hummingbird (male)

Size: 3.75 inches
Overall Color: rufous
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects, spiders, sap, nectar
Nest: cup
Field Identification: bright red iridescent throat, white collar, extremely aggressive
Season: spring,fall

Rufous hummingbird (male)
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae (hummingbirds)
Genus: Selasphorus
species: rufus

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