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3 minutes ago, Evie12 said:

Thank you. Why does it have spots on the throat?

I see Ruby-throated every once in awhile but this is the only one I ever saw with spots on the throat. Do you know why that is? Thank you!

The females have plain throats with spots. The males have complete red gorgets on the throat. 🙂

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13 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

This is a young male.  The white throat feathers he had as a fledgling are being replaced by the red ones of an adult male.

Great photos, by the way.  Is that Mondara / Bee Balm he's feeding on?

Huh... I considered that possibility but when I was looking at photos of molting males and adult females, males had this sort of patchy appearance with bright red feathers just growing in willy nilly whereas females can have these neat lined up rows of spots on the chin. 

Also, I have bee balm and this doesn't look like it...

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