Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Hummingbirds of Southern Arizona: Plain Capped Starthroat

The Plain Capped Starthroat is another large hummingbird with the longest bill of any hummer in North America. This is a very rare bird to the US. This year only two locations have been reported, Madera Canyon (Santa Rita Mountains) and Patagonia (along the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek). Last year it was seen in Ash Canyon (Huachuca Mountains). A few years ago there was one at Agua Caliente, a regional park in the NE corner of Tucson. There have been no reports of sightings in any other US state.

Plain Capped Starthroat

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