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About 328 species of hummingbirds flit and flutter in the Western Hemisphere. Just 14 species regularly nest and raise young in the United States.

The 6 species below all include the United States in their breeding range. See if you can match the hummingbirds to their descriptions.

How to Play: Read each description, then drag the picture of the hummingbird it describes to the box. Do this puzzle with the sound on!

  • annas

    Anna's Hummingbird

  • blackChinned

    Black-chinned Hummingbird

  • calliope

    Calliope Hummingbird

  • rivoli

    Rivoli's Hummingbird

  • ruby

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  • rufous

    Rufous Hummingbird


Well done! If you want to read a bird's description again, just click on its picture in the box.

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  • This is the only hummingbird that breeds in the eastern United States. When it migrates, it flies about 500 miles nonstop across the Gulf of Mexico. If you know what color a ruby is, you can identify this hummingbird.


    Photos: Brian Kushner; Nathan Nitzky; Daniel Combs; Annie Katz; Alan Schmierer/Flickr (CC0 1.0); iStock; Stan Keiser.