Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin, 1788)    Synonyms: RUHU.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Apodiformes   >   Family Trochilidae   >   Genus Selasphorus   

Status:

Rare but increasingly regular vagrant from the western U.S., usually in late fall and winter. Early arrivals in August are generally adult males. Any hummingbird visiting feeders in late fall or winter is more likely to be a western vagrant than a Ruby-throated. Please consider leaving up your feeders and please report any late season hummingbirds!

Where to find:

Hummingbird feeders left up in late fall and winter!

There are 127 records in the project database.

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An adult male Rufous Hummingbird at a feeder in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/2/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A hatch-year male Rufous Hummingbird in Jim Stasz's yard in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/9/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)(More of this species)

An adult male Rufous Hummingbird visiting a feeder in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/12/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A hatch-year female Rufous Hummingbird in Carroll Co., Maryland (12/6/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in Harford Co., Maryland (1/5/2021). (c) tomfeild, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/12/2021). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Rufous Hummingbird in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/12/2021). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A female Rufous Hummingbird in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/9/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An adult female Rufous Hummingbird visits a hospitable yard in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/30/2007). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A hatch-year male Rufous Hummingbird in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/9/2005). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in Howard Co., Maryland (11/24/2019). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

An immature male Rufous Hummingbird in Somerset Co., Maryland (9/6/2014). First record for Somerset Co. Photo by Kathy Green. (MBP list)

An immature female Rufous Hummingbird in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/19/2011). First record for Anne Arundel County, Maryland. (c) Bill Hubick, all rights reserved. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Rufous Hummingbird in Harford Co., Maryland (1/25/2021). (c) Brad Heath, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Brad Heath via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A hatch-year female Rufous Hummingbird in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/31/2011). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in Calvert Co., Maryland (11/16/2012). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Rufous Hummingbird in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/12/2021). (c) david mlr, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by david_mlr via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in Calvert Co., Maryland (1/18/2009). Photo by Steve Collins. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (12/30/2007). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A female Rufous Hummingbird in Calvert Co., Maryland (12/29/2014). Note wing molt. Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in Harford Co., Maryland (3/29/2013). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Rufous Hummingbird in Harford Co., Maryland (3/29/2013). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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