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Bird Identification: Which Hummer?

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P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2011
3:13 AM

Post #8856670

I shot this hummer on 10/18 at Smith Point Hawk Watch tower. Smith Point is in the Houston/Galveston area.

I know it isn't the usual suspect around my house, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, but I don't know what it is.

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P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2011
3:14 AM

Post #8856672

One more shot - tail feathers...

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

October 20, 2011
4:18 AM

Post #8856702

Probably female Black-chinned with those broad-tipped primaries, but tricky to be certain.

Resin

P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

October 20, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8857412

Thanks Resin! I just checked it on the Cornell site and it does fit - buffy flanks, green on top, gray head, spots on throat and even the white spot behind eye.

Patti

bookworm3
Keota, IA

November 5, 2011
10:25 AM

Post #8877633

I photographed this hummingbird in Keota, Iowa, on September 22, 2011. Do you think it is the same?

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P_Edens

P_Edens
Willis, TX
(Zone 8b)

November 5, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8877718

Sure looks like it to me, although seems a bit smaller than the ones I was seeing. Size is difficult for me to estimate though. How cool that it is resting in your (or someone's) hand! Wow.
bokisan
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 4b)

November 8, 2011
8:24 PM

Post #8882400

beautiful shots, patti
vanislandgirl
Ladysmith, BC

November 21, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8900077

P_Edens wrote:I shot this hummer on 10/18 at Smith Point Hawk Watch tower. Smith Point is in the Houston/Galveston area.

I know it isn't the usual suspect around my house, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, but I don't know what it is.



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