The most common hummingbird in Florida, usually arriving in March after wintering from Mexico to South America. Some do stay in the southern part of the peninsula for the winter. This is the only hummingbird that breeds in eastern North America. They are typically found in deciduous and mixed forests from the Gulf coast into Canada.
These tiny birds hover at flowers or feeders and have iridescent green backs. The males have an iridescent red throat that appears dark unless the light is shining on it a certain way.
The two other hummingbirds that occur in Florida are the black-chinned and rufous hummingbirds, seen occasionally in the winter months.
Archilochus colubris is a member of the Trochilidae - Hummingbirds family.
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
University of Florida IFAS Extension - Hummingbirds of Florida
Date record last modified: Jul 29, 2008