2023— The Color of a New Penny

A mature male Rufous Hummingbird is as bright and colorful as a new copper penny. Despite its tiny size, it was one of the most aggressive hummingbirds we saw in Madera Canyon. He was drawn to the nectar feeders, but as you see by the gnat clamped in his bill in this image, he also feasts on bugs, as do all hummers. He looks quite pleased with himself, too.

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