Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus

Rufous Hummingbird - Corvallis, Oregon

Male Rufous Hummingbirds sit on exposed perches to survey their territories in early spring. When an intruder is detected they are chased with gusto as the hummingbird becomes a tiny bombadier in a fiery copper jacket with a brilliant red throat. I love how the pink background of Red Osier Dogwood stems compliment the colors of the bird in this portrait.

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