The Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) breeds in east North America, and in winters resides from northwest Mexico and south Texas to Costa Rica. Its place is in brushy second growth and deciduous forest, occasionally gallery forest, also flowering hedges, shade trees in coffee plantations and rural dooryards. Matures are 8 cm (3 inches) in height and 2.7 g in weight.
Above bronzy-green, and most of the underparts are grayish-white spotted with green laterally. Bill and feet black. Visits flowers of a variety of herbs, shrubs, vines, and trees.