Trochilus colubris
hummingbird hummingbird, humming bird humming bird . (Zo["o]l.), any bird of the family {Trochilid[ae]}, of which over one hundred genera are known, including about four hundred species. They are found only in America and are most abundant in the tropics. They are mostly of very small size with long slender bills adapted to sucking nectar from flowers, and are noted for the very brilliant iridescent colors of their plumage and their peculiar habit of hovering about flowers while vibrating their wings very rapidly with a humming noise; the wings are specialized for hovering flight, but they can also dart forward and fly quite rapidly. They feed both upon the nectar of flowers and upon small insects. The common humming bird or {ruby-throat} of the Eastern United States is {Trochilus colubris}. Several other species are found in the Western United States. See {Calliope}, and {Ruby-throat}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Trochilus colubris — Rubythroat Ru by*throat , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to {Trochilus}, {Calypte}, {Stellula}, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trochilus — Rubythroat Ru by*throat , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to {Trochilus}, {Calypte}, {Stellula}, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Archilochus colubris —   Colibrí gorgirrubí Archilochus colubris macho …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird — Taxobox name = Ruby throated Hummingbird status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 220px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Apodiformes [ [http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Ruby throated… …   Wikipedia

  • Обыкновенный архилохус — Обыкновенный архилохус …   Википедия

  • Colibrí — ► sustantivo masculino ZOOLOGÍA Ave americana, de pequeño tamaño, pico largo y alas cortas, de movimiento similar a las de un insecto, que se alimenta libando el néctar de las flores. SINÓNIMO picaflor [tomineja] * * * colibrí (de or. caribe;… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Calypte — Rubythroat Ru by*throat , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to {Trochilus}, {Calypte}, {Stellula}, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rubythroat — Ru by*throat , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to {Trochilus}, {Calypte}, {Stellula}, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections; esp., the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stellula — Rubythroat Ru by*throat , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of humming birds belonging to {Trochilus}, {Calypte}, {Stellula}, and allies, in which the male has on the throat a brilliant patch of red feathers having metallic reflections;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humming bird — hummingbird hummingbird, humming bird humming bird . (Zo[ o]l.), any bird of the family {Trochilid[ae]}, of which over one hundred genera are known, including about four hundred species. They are found only in America and are most abundant in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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