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Calliope Hummingbird

Selasphorus calliope

Description:

The most distinctive feature of this hummingbird is the yellow tip on its beak.

Habitat:

Semi tropical.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Calliope Hummingbird
Selasphorus calliope Connecticut Audubon Society: Calliope Hummingbird


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8 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

The tip is odd, but other hummer photos had stuff on the ends of their bills. Anyway this was my best idea. Maybe liam will confirm. He is an expert on birds of all kinds. I am still learning. :)

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you gatorfellows for the ID and the links. It does match perfectly, even the winter range. Maybe Larry Graziano is right about the yellow is pollen at the end of the beak.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Think it matches a female or immature
Here is the CornellLab reference with the range: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Calli...
Here is Bird forum: http://www.birdforum.net/opus/Calliope_H...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Rieko

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice series. I love the background color too.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Thank you Larry, it may be pollen at the end of the beak. Mi wife has been searching in her bird books and she hasn't find a match yet.
Thank you gatorfellows.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

I poured through a bunch of fotos and maybe the yellow is pollen at the end of the beak.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Love the bit of color at the tip of its bill. :)

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Jan 16, 2013

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