Rufous Hummingbird 

 

Habitat: Forests, streamsides and meadows.

 

Food: Mostly nectar and insects but will also feed on sugar water from hummingbird feeders.

 

Migratory: Moves northwest in the spring through the Pacific Lowlands and southeast in late June towards the Rocky Mountains. However path stretches from Alaska to the Panama Canal.

 

Behavior: Hovers over flowers and extends tongue deep into the flower. Catches insects flying in mid air.

 

Conservation Status: Still widespread and very common however there is a gradual decline.  

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