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Sonoran Desert Birds



Rufous hummingbird (female) - (Selasphorus rufus)

Size: 3.75 inches
Overall Color: green
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: insects, spiders, sap, nectar
Nest: cup
Field Identification: rufous sides and tail, white throat with red dots
Season: spring,fall

Rufous hummingbird (female)
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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