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Archilochus colubris (Ruby-throated Hummingbird)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) is a species of hummingbird that generally spends the Winter in Central America and migrates to Eastern North America for the Summer to breed. It is by far the most common hummingbird seen east of the Mississippi River in North America.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
4
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
17
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 3.82856
EDGE Score: 1.57455

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  3.1 grams
Birth Weight [3]  1 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Temperate eastern forests
Wintering Geography [2]  Pacific Lowlands
Wintering Habitat [2]  Tropical dry forests, Tropical evergreen forests
Diet [4]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore
Diet - Invertibrates [4]  40 %
Diet - Nectar [4]  60 %
Forages - Aerial [4]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [4]  40 %
Forages - Understory [4]  40 %
Female Maturity [3]  1 year
Male Maturity [3]  1 year
Clutch Size [5]  2
Clutches / Year [3]  2
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  34,000,000
Incubation [3]  13 days
Maximum Longevity [3]  9 years
Migration [6]  Intracontinental

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caribbean Islands Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands - British, Virgin Islands - U.S. No
Madrean Pine-Oak Woodlands Mexico, United States No
Mesoamerica Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama No

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Providers

Shelter 
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)[7]
Flavoparmelia caperata (flavoparmelia lichen)[7]
Pinus strobus (Eastern white pine)[7]
Pinus virginiana (Virginia pine)[7]
Robinia pseudoacacia (Post locust)[7]

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Brandywine Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Dallas World Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Range Map

Distribution

Caribbean; North America; Western Michigan University’s Asylum Lake;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Mulvihill, R. S., Leberman, R. C. & Leppold, A. J. Relationships among body mass, fat, wing length, age and sex for 170 species of birds banded at Powdermill Nature Reserve. (Eastern Bird Banding Association Monograph no.1) Hellertown, PA: Eastern Bird Banding Association, 2004, 184 p.
2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
4Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
5Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
6Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
7Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
8Hummingbirds and the plants they visit in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, Mexico, Raúl Ortiz-Pulido, S. Anaid Díaz, Oscar I. Valle-Díaz and Ana D. Fisher, Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 83: 152-163, 2012
9Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
10Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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