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Costa's Hummingbird immature male

Calypte costae


Adult Description Small hummingbird. Green upperparts. Male has iridescent violet crown and gorget (throat patch). Gorget extends out sides of throat. Female has white throat and underparts, sometimes with some violet feathers. Immature Description Resembles adult female, with gray-buff edging on feathers of upperparts, and a doubly-rounded tail instead of singly-rounded.


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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Nov 4, 2014
Submitted on Jan 13, 2015

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