Monday, December 10, 2012

Black Chinned Hummingbird

Next UP: Black Chinned Hummingbird. 

The Black Chin resides in 9 Western States. In Arizona it prefers the Southern mountain areas, although we get him from time to time here at The Azure Gate where the  elevation is about 2200 feet. 

But why a "5" Star photo? A couple of reasons: 1) nice background of pastels which allow the hummer to stand out nicely; 2) fine detail of the bird itself; and 3) you can see the black chin as well as the magenta gorget making it easy to identify. The photo was taken in Miller Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains of Southern Arizona.

Black Chinned Hummingbird

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