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Do hummingbirds nest like regular birds, and how far do they migrate from the state of New York?
The only hummingbird you probably have in your area is the ruby-throated hummingbird, which nests like other birds. Its nest, often built on a tree branch, is made from plant materials held together with spider silk or pine resin; the inside is lined with thistle or dandelion down, and the outer surface is camouflaged with moss and lichen. The nest is very tiny, usually about 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep.

Ruby-throated hummingbirds spend their winters as far south as Panama and Central America. Some of these tiny birds can fly nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico.

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