Friday, October 23, 2015

Hummingbirds of Southern Arizona: White Eared Hummingbird

The White Eared Hummingbird is also very rare to the United States. There have been the rare sightings in Southwest Texas and New Mexico, but it is Southeastern Arizona where they go when coming to the US. The most reliable place to find them is at Beatty's Orchard, Miller Canyon, in the Huachuca Mountains.

Not abundant, and not always present, but the White Eared finds its way to Tom Beatty's CAS feeders every 30 minutes or so many days during the summer.

Similar in size, shape, and color of the Broad Billed Hummingbird, the White Eared also has a large white post-ocular stripe arching over top of its eye.

White Eared Hummingbird

No comments:

Post a Comment