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I believe there are three species here. I watched literally 25-30 hummingbirds of all species drinking from this feeder. Photo 1: [on left] Female Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) - [on right] Female Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) Photo 2: Female Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin)


PHOTO 1 (left) FEMALE Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (right) FEMALE Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri PHOTO 2 FEMALE Allen's Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin

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apeachg 9 years ago

The Rufous could also be an Allen's hummingbird I believe, as my bird book cautions that the females of the two species are nearly indistinguishable (though it does mention that Allen's tend to have more green on their backs, which seems it might be the case in your picture)

Liam 9 years ago

Photo 1: Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) on the left and a Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) on the right.
Photo 2: Rufous Hummingbird

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Aug 29, 2009
Submitted on Feb 20, 2012

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