Green-backed Rufous Hummingbird (2018 version)
15 Jul 2018, 10:39 AM,
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Green-backed Rufous Hummingbird (2018 version)
The needle-in-the-haystack quest to unearth an Allen's Hummingbird in the monsoon swarm of Rufous Hummingbirds is a regular summer feature of this website. Today's entry was this handsome adult male green-backed Rufous Hummingbird that conveniently decided to perch in the peach tree that shared line of sight with my view of the World Cup finals on TV. Once Croatia fell behind decisively I decided to get serious about the bird to make sure it wasn't an Allen's. I got some good photos of a notched R2 tail feather, which confirms this as a Rufous.

So, still waiting on Allen's Hummingbird for Coconino County.

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ

   

   

   

   
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