Male rubythroat with LIGHT ORANGE from under beak to band, the whole throat was beautiful (not pink nor ruby). His wings are green. I have seen several this year in spring and fall, occasionally in summer, but during August I've seen the MOST with Orange throats /gorgets. I did see one strange male with tri-colors and a jagged-edged band at the neck (he had light orange, light pink, darker ruby, Plus black spots mixed in! Truly a varigated male rubythroat.
In summary, the full complete gorget colors this year I have seen are: very light orange, bright orange, light pink, medium ruby, bright ruby-red, and varigated with 4 colors.
In spring migration I have only seen adult males with orange gorget, no juveniles and none still changing.
I'm posting in "OTHER" in case other people aren't sure because of the orange gorget.
Latitude: 42.9 Longitude: -77
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