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Looks like a male Broad-Billed hummingbird but the light coloration on the body is not normal. It was not making normal Broad-Billed calls, so could this be a hybrid?

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5 Comments

luvnature
luvnature 8 years ago

It's an immature Broad-billed Hummingbird getting it's iridecsent feathers in or subadult male as this link shows toward the bottom of the page: http://www.jimburnsphotos.com/pages/broa...
I think it's too dark to be Buff-bellied.

apeachg
apeachg 9 years ago

The Buff-Bellied looks similar, but I agree it would be out of its normal range. I have been thinking perhaps this is a hummingbird in molt, which might make its coloration seem unusual?

LivanEscudero
LivanEscudero 9 years ago

Could it be a Buff-bellied (out of normal range)???
http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/865/_/B...
or a Cinnamon????
http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/1102/_/...
I'm just guessing from bill coloration.

apeachg
apeachg 9 years ago

It had a bright orange bill that looked like a broad-billed hummingbird but it had so much light coloration on its body that I don't think is normal for that species, especially given that it was likely a male since its head/chest were very colorful.

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

With that long, decurved bill, I suspect Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri).

apeachg
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apeachg

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Apr 3, 2012
Submitted on Apr 3, 2012

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