The male Rufous Hummingbird is about 8.5 centimetres long and weighs close to 3 grams. It has a straight, slender, black beak. Its face, back, sides, rump, tail, abdomen and under-tail coverts are reddish-brown in colour.

It sports a shiny green cap on the top of its head. Sometimes its back is mottled with green and its wings are dark. The tiny white speck at the edge of its eyes and its scarlet throat contrast with its black eyes and white breast. The tips of the feathers in its forked tail are dark. The males are much more vocal than the females.
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