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Costa Hummingbird

Calypte costae

Description:

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.

Habitat:

A desert hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird breeds in the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts of California and Arizona. It departs the desert in the hottest days of summer, moving to chaparral, scrub, or woodland habitat

Notes:

This was taken at The Sonoran Desert Museum in the hummingbird aviary

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3 Comments

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 6 years ago

they are gorgeous aren't they?

Cassie456
Cassie456 6 years ago

I love it!!!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Wow!! What a joy to spot such a beautiful hummingbird!

CynthiaMHori
Spotted by
CynthiaMHori

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Lat: 32.22, Long: -110.93

Spotted on Mar 13, 2013
Submitted on Mar 15, 2013

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