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Archilochus colubris, Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Dr. Ronald Stearman - The University of Texas at Austin
Archilochus colubris
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Image processing: Dr. Jessie Maisano
Publication Date: 13 Dec 2001


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About the Species

This specimen was collected by Hugh Stimson in Austin, Texas, and made available to the University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. Ronald Stearman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics and Dr. Peng Chai, former Ph.D. student in the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin.

About this Specimen

The entire specimen was scanned frozen by Richard Ketcham on 02 June 1998 along the coronal axis for a total of 572 slices, each slice 0.13 mm thick with an interslice spacing of 0.10 mm (for a slice overlap of 0.03 mm). The dataset displayed was reduced for optimal Web delivery from the original, much higher-resolution CT data.

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Baumel, J. J., A. S. King, J. E. Breazile, H. E. Evans, and J. C. Vanden Berge (eds.). 1993. Handbook of Avian Anatomy: Nomina Anatomica Avium, Second Edition. Publication of the Nuttall Ornithological Club, number 23. Nuttall Ornithological Club, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 779 pp.


Archilochus colubris from North Carolina Partners in Flight

Archilochus colubris from The Texas Parks and Wildlife website

Archilochus colubris page by Mychi Nguyen (Penn State University)

Archilochus colubris from Birding.com

Archilochus colubris on The Animal Diversity Web (The University of Michigan Museum of Zoology)

Archilochus colubris
from the Hummer/Bird Study Group

Hear the wingbeats and call of Archilochus colubris on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website

Operation Rubythroat: The Humming Bird Project from the Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History

More hummingbird links

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To cite this page: Dr. Ronald Stearman, 2001, "Archilochus colubris" (On-line), Digital Morphology. Accessed October 9, 2015 at http://digimorph.org/specimens/Archilochus_colubris/.

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