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Costa's Hummingbird (female)

Calypte costae

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Liam
Liam 8 years ago
Costa's Hummingbird (female)
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apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

That is what I was leaning towards - thanks much, Liam! And thanks to Jemma for your input too!

Liam
Liam 8 years ago

Tail is too short and consequently the primary projection too long for Anna's. That, along with the extensive supercilium and curved bill make this a Costa's, I do believe.

apeachg
apeachg 8 years ago

I think the breast and supercilium look far too white and clean to be an Anna's - we have lots of juvenile Anna's around, and this hummingbird looks quite different.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 8 years ago

looks like a young Anna's Hummingbird.

apeachg
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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 4, 2013

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