rubythroated hummingbird

ruby-throated hummingbird

[roo-bee-throh-tid]
noun
a small hummingbird, Archilochus colubris, the only hummingbird of eastern North America, having metallic-green upper plumage and a bright red throat in the male.

Origin:
1775–85

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