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rufous hummingbird

noun
1.
a reddish-brown hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus, of western North America.
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  • Many birds such as the rufous hummingbird also use shrubs for nesting.
  • Thousands of migrating songbirds, such as the rufous hummingbird, rely on this habitat for refueling during migration.
  • Birds to see include: rufous hummingbird, horned puffin, red-necked stint.

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