Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hummingbirds of Southern Arizona: Allen's

The hummingbird season is pretty much over, still a few strays, but most just our year round hummers (Anna's and Broad Billed).

So I though for the next 15 days, I'd show one of the 15 hummingbird species that with luck and persistence can be found here during the Hummingbird Season.

Starting with Allen's. Allen's very closely resembles Rufous, especially the females. Normally it is found on West Coast of California during the summer and winters in south central Mexico. But for a brief period in late summer Allen's can be found in Southern Arizona.

The Male Allen's has a green head and back as seen in the following photo:

Allen's Hummingbird

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