• Nest and eggs of ruby-throat humming-bird
    Nest and eggs of ruby-throat humming-bird
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ruby-throated like a humming-bird, with a ruby gorget
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rubi—L. rubeusruber, red.


In literature:

She was dressed very much like Hummer but did not have the beautiful ruby throat.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
Hummingbird, ruby-throated (Trochilus colubris).
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Finally a ruby-throated humming bird whirs into sight.
"Wild Flowers Worth Knowing" by Neltje Blanchan
He fumbled at his throat and drew forth a ruby-studded miniature.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
She unfastened her cloak, and a diamond brooch at her throat caught the light and blazed red like a ruby.
"The Portion of Labor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The most dainty structure built, in this country, by the bill and feet of birds, is the nest made by the Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
My attention is soon arrested by a pair of Humming-Birds, the Ruby-Throated, disporting themselves in a low bush a few yards from me.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
She was all in white with the big, ruby-eyed butterfly on her bosom, and the chain of butterflies about her throat.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
The Western ruby-throat has other singularities which differentiate him from his Eastern brother.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
Now and then I catch a glimpse of the "ruby-throat," coming and going like the sparkle of a gem.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
This species is similar to the Ruby-throat, but larger and with the back more golden green color, and the throat shining lilac.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
My lady ruby-throat was a canny bird; she had selected her position with judgment.
"Upon The Tree-Tops" by Olive Thorne Miller
The tree-frogs piped an avalanche of pleading notes amid the ruby-throated magnolias.
"The Red Debt" by Everett MacDonald
A great ruby flamed upon her finger, and heavy chains of gold encircled her white throat.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
The ruby-throat is strangely fearless and unabashed.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
Ruby-throated, 183, 184, 185, 186.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
A pair of tiny sun-birds flitted past him twittering, playful, a flash of scarlet wheeling wings and ruby throats.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
There was a ruby pendant at her throat but she wore no other jewel.
"The Rest Hollow Mystery" by Rebecca N. Porter
A ruby-throat came often to this window.
"A Watcher in The Woods" by Dallas Lore Sharp
That is our hummingbird, the ruby throat.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller

In poetry:

One slim hand crumples up the lace
About your bosom's swelling grace;
A ruby at your samite throat
Lends the required color note.
"Senorita" by Madison Julius Cawein
Green wing and ruby throat,
What shining spell, what exquisite sorcery,
Lured you to float
And fight with bees round this one flowering tree?
"The Humming Birds" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Ruby-throated hummingbirds usually head for points south by the end of October, but other hummingbirds stay longer.
A juvenile Ruby-throated Hummingbird, its face and part of its bill covered in yellow pollen, rests in subscriber Karen Karl's garden in Copper Harbor, Michigan.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds swarm a feeder in the fading light of the setting sun.
Joan Vaught of White, Georgia, took this photo of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris).
This ruby-throated hummingbird built a nest in the front yard of a Bromley Drive home off Holly Road.
Ruby- throated hummingbirds are tiny little bundles (3.5 grams or 0.12 ounces) of activity that must eat constantly, especially at this time of the year, when they are migrating southward to their wintering grounds in Central America.
Ruby Throated Hummers Pay a Visit.
This Male Ruby-Throat Hummingbird sits perched in a tree defending its territory.
Ruby- Throated Hummingbird Click to enlarge.
Bob Sargent's hummingbird banding crew had a great weekend, banding 259 ruby-throated hummingbirds .
A young male ruby-throated hummingbird visits a red penta flower — a hummingbird favorite — in a watercolor by Knoxville artist Vickie Henderson.
Wildlife experts on Friday captured the seldom-seen "leucistic" - or white - ruby-throated hummingbird in Hoffman.
A beautiful, shiny green creature with a bright ruby throat.
John Kirwin's photo of a female ruby-throated hummingbird is among the 50 works that will be on view in the Huntsville Photographic Society's 2012 Members' Showcase exhibit at the Huntsville Museum of Art.
The Ruby -throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird species regularly found in eastern North America during spring and summer.