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Identified by combination of red bill and unmarked, pearly gray throat; thin white line behind eye. Females of most other hummers have some spots on the throat.
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Nest: Site is in deciduous shrub or low tree, saddled on horizontal or drooping branch or placed in fork, usually 3-
9′ above the ground. Nest (built by female) is a rather loosely made cup of grasses and spider webs, lined with plant down, the outside camouflaged with bits of bark and leaves. Unlike most hummingbird nests, outside usually not decorated with lichens.
Eggs: 2. White. Incubation is by female only; incubation period not well known, probably about 2 weeks or more.
Young: Female feeds young by inserti
ng her bill deep into their open mouths, then regurgitating food, probably including small insects and nectar. Development of young and age at first flight not well known. Often raises 2 broods per year.
Feeds on nectar of flowers, especially red or orange tubular flowers such as bouvardia or desert honeysuckle, and will also feed on substitutes such as sugar-water mixes. Also eats many small insects and spiders.
Feeds by hovering and inserting its bill and long tongue in flowers to take nectar. Will also hover and perch at hummingbird feeders. Flies out from a perch to take insects in the air or from foliage, and will take small spiders (or trapped insects) from