Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds hover near feeders and flowers across eastern North America. These tiny creatures zip through the air in a flash of glittering red and green. In winter, they fly all the way to Mexico and Central America using their quick, beating wings. The ruby-throated hummingbird is a kind of bird. All birds have feathers and beaks. They are all warm-blooded and lay hard-shelled eggs. But birds have many differences too. Find out what ruby-throated hummingbirds have in common with Anna's hummingbirds or rufous hummingbirds. Discover what sets them apart from Australian pelicans and turkey vultures. Check out the comparison charts and use your compare-and-contrast skills to explore more bird traits!
About the Author
Rebecca E. Hirsch, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books about science, nature, and geography for children. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at www.rebeccahirsch.com.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Meet the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird 4
Chapter 1 What do Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds Look Like? 6
Chapter 2 Where Do Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds Live? 12
Chapter 3 Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds Inaction 18
Chapter 4 The Life Cycle of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds 24
Ruby Throated Hummingbird Trait Chart 30
Selected Bibliography 32
Further Information 32