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Rufous Hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus


Rufous and Allen's can be hard sometimes to identify. This time of year here the Allen's have migrated out and Rufous is still here for a short while as they rest up before they continue their journey south.


They prefered the red flowers and this one was spotted in a botanical garden.

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Jellis 8 years ago

Your welcome. In the Bay Area we have one resident hummer, the Anna's and one migrating that breeds here in the spring/summer the Allen's. Most of the rest migrate through, the Costa's, Black-chinned, Calliope, and the Rufous. And some of those linger.

Desmond.E.S.O 8 years ago

nice shots, thank you for the informative notes on the Allen's & Rufous.

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SF, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2015
Submitted on Sep 23, 2015

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