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Ruby-throated hummingbird

Hummingbird Question #1

What is the colorful, iridescent neck plumage of a male hummingbird called?
a) Speculum
b) Gorget
c) Snood
d) Cowl

Answer: b) Gorget (pronounced with the same G sounds as in gorgeous). The word comes from the Old French word for throat, and in Middle English referred to throat-protecting armor.

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