Ruby-throated Hummingbird ( Immature Male)


Posted by paul fletcher on Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:22 pm

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Somewhat slow at the present for images of wintering species, so this one is from the past summer. This immature male had a few red feathers showing, which will cover the entire throat, by the time he leaves the tropics for the spring migration to the breeding grounds.( Considerable variation among individual immature males, regarding the presence of red feathers, and how heavily marked the throat is for the non-red feathers.) 

Province of Ontario, Canada, image - late August 2022.
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by david fletcher on Tue Jan 24, 2023 4:01 am
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Lovely capture Paul and interesting information. TFS.
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by gregc on Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:33 am
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Nice pose and composition with that flash of red. Looks like it could use some NR on the background, although it may just be a downsizing artefact.
 

by peter makuch on Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:00 am
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a good one of this young male starting to get his colours, well presented PAUL.
 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:58 am
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Good-looking youngster, neat to see the first red feathers on its neck.
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Jan 25, 2023 8:52 am
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Lovely close up image, Paul. The detail is superb when clicked on - and beautiful to see for those of us who don't get to find these adorable little birds in our country!

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by Karl Egressy on Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:10 pm
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Nice capture of some red colored feathered. Looking forward to see the again here in Guelph.
 

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