Bird Sounds: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Calls

April 17, 2017
Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Listen to the bird sounds of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird. What may sound like a bee is the hum of a tiny bird beating its wings about 53 times a second!

(Bird sound compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.)

The Ruby-throated hummingbird migrates every spring the North America, traveling amazing distances from their winter homes in Central America and Mexico. They may travel as far north as eastern Canada. Wondering when the hummingbirds will arrive in your area? See this cool map on hummingbird migration.

These jewel-colored birds prefer to feed on red or orange flowers (though it’s not necessary to color the sugar water you put in a hummingbird feeder). See how to attract the ruby-throated hummingbird.

Have you heard a Ruby-throated Hummingbird? Add your comments below. Be sure to let us know where you live or where you’ve heard this bird sound before!

Click here to listen to the sounds of other birds!

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I have never seen so many

I have never seen so many Hummingbirds in my life! We live in the woods on the edge of Mark Twain National Forest in the Missouri Ozarks. At one time Monday there had to be 30 jousting over the 3 feeders on the back porch!

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