Rufus Hummingbird
Selasphorus rufus

Rufus Hummingbird,Selasphorus rufusThis is a male rufus hummingbird, perched on the fern asperagus by my front porch.  His red color only flashes when he is looking at you.

Rufus Hummingbird,Selasphorus rufusHe spends a lot of time sitting here guarding the bird feeder.  He chases other males away, including Anna's hummingbirds.

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