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Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), Cordova, Alaska
This tiny Rufous Hummingbird has just reached in early May the South coast of Alaska. Their breeding habitat is open areas and forest edges in western North America from southern Alaska to California. This bird nests further north than any other hummingbird. The female builds a nest in a protected location in a shrub or conifer. The male aggressively defends feeding locations within his territory. The same male may mate with several females.