We’re giving you some fun coloring activities! Some birds like to take a vacation and visit Ohio during summer. You might spot them in our state throughout the year, but the birds featured here are most prevalent during summertime.
Today’s summer resident is often seen as a flash of green and red – the ruby-throated hummingbird beats its wings more than 50 times per second! Ruby-throated hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) are typically only 2.8–3.5 inches long, with a wingspan of 3.1–4.3 inches. Because of their tiny size and ability to fly fast, they can be elusive to spot.
Did you know, ruby-throated hummingbirds are the only breeding hummingbird in eastern North America? Hundreds of kinds of hummingbirds nest in the American tropics, and more than a dozen in the western U.S., but ruby-throated hummingbirds only appear east of the Great Plains region.
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