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Rufous Hummingbird


Doug Harling

Get prepared to see Rufous Hummingbirds coming through during their migration soon.

The Rufous Hummingbird is named for its distinctive color. Rufous, meaning reddish brown, are one of the easier hummingbirds to identify at first sight. Although the Rufous hummingbird is mostly seen at higher elevations, they can be seen here in El Paso County. (These images of a male Rufous Hummingbird were taken this last weekend in Cuchara.)

Your best chances to see one of these beauties in our area is in the spring and fall migration. However, you don’t need to leave the county or wait until migration to find them. Take a hike up in the Cheyenne Mountain area and there is a good...

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