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Carolina Humming Birds

There are hummingbirds in Carolina. Hummingbirds are appearing at sugar water feeders across Columbus County. North Carolina has four species of hummingbirds that visit annually. These species are the Ruby Throated Hummingbird, the Rufous Hummingbird, the Green Violet-ear Hummingbird and the Calliope Hummingbird. Identifying the Ruby Throated Hummingbird begins with identifying the male of the species as it is the most colorful and easiest to identify. The  prominent feature of the male is its throat, which is a ruby-red color. The female Ruby Throated Hummingbird has an emerald colored back, while the other features are a white colored breast, a white colored throat.

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