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Costa's Hummingbird

Calypte costae

Description:

This series shows this purple hummingbird in flight and the various colors of the feathers as it moves. This bird at rest can be seen at my other spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/850...

Habitat:

Mexican Bush Sage in the backyard

Notes:

You can see all of the pollen on its bill.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Thank you for the invite Yulia. Unfortunately I'm not within your local range and there is already a Blue & Purple mission that I joined before realizing the location restriction.

yulia8473
yulia8473 6 years ago

please join my mission Purples of Nature
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9435...

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 6 years ago

Thank you Emma and Viv! This bird was certainly stunning!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 6 years ago

STUNNING!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

Amazing and stunning!

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Hi Cindy, this is a really amazing picture. Unfortunatelly Pollinators missions is only for Bugs, not vertebrates, so please remove your hummingbird pictures of the mission

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thanks Wendy!

achmmad
achmmad 7 years ago

I agree with Palaimon. Beautiful picture!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thank you Palaimon. I was really happy with that one!

Palaimon
Palaimon 7 years ago

the third picture is great!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

:) Thanks Karen.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Cindy, I've seen SOTD's that are several weeks or months old so you never know!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thank you Melissa. Not good enough for SOTD but Jonathan Sequeira's spotting is gorgeous!

MelissaFerguson
MelissaFerguson 7 years ago

Such beautiful photographs Cindy!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thank you IgCostaNut! I've added it to the Blue and Purple mission.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 7 years ago

This shot is so awesome!!!! When I created the color blue mission I was not aware that there was also a blue and purple in some other area that I could not access.

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thank you KarenL! I'll do that.

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Just gorgeous! The color blue mission was originally titled blue & purple so maybe you could add to that!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thanks Emma. I've been mesmerized by this beauty for two days! It now answers when I mimic its call and flies within a foot of me. I couldn't resist another spotting of the same bird to show it in flight!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Simply stunning!! What a pretty bird!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Thank you Ismael!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 7 years ago

Wonderful shot Cindy!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

I can only create one more mission and can't make up my mind which :) I hope someone else has already created the purple mission.

Veetorious
Veetorious 7 years ago

Stunning!!
And I agree.. there's should be a purple mission!

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 7 years ago

Is there a purple mission somewhere? I've only seen blue, yellow and red.

San Diego, California, USA

Lat: 33.15, Long: -117.01

Spotted on Jan 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 16, 2012

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