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apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

Also, I found this link yesterday: http://fieldguidetohummingbirds.wordpres...
From the photos I posted, there is no way to actually distinguish between the two species - need a clear photo of the flared tail feathers to tell adult males apart, females and juveniles are nearly impossible to distinguish. Didn't know that when I posted the spotting; at least we can confirm it is one of the two.

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

They are the same individual, though! :)

luvnature
luvnature 8 years ago

The first photo is of the male Allen's Hummingbird and the other 2 are of the female Allen's Hummingbird. Read more about them at the link I gave above.

apeachg
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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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