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#1 Vee

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:02 PM

Hi,

Thanks for your help! I saw this hummingbird in my backyard the past few days...more rust colored then the other two I've posted.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:37 PM

Looks like an adult male Rufous.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

Agree - I don't see how it can be anything else, but that bird is sure duller/browner than the one we've had here starting last weekend. Ours is brilliant orange with an even brighter gorget. I realize the gorget can look bright or dull depending on the light, but the overall body color difference is a puzzle. I was thinking it must be a female something or other, but couldn't find a match.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

I suspect that the difference in body color is a result of the photo, rather than the bird.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:54 AM

Looks like an adult male Rufous.

Agree - I don't see how it can be anything else, but that bird is sure duller/browner than the one we've had here starting last weekend. Ours is brilliant orange with an even brighter gorget. I realize the gorget can look bright or dull depending on the light, but the overall body color difference is a puzzle. I was thinking it must be a female something or other, but couldn't find a match.

I suspect that the difference in body color is a result of the photo, rather than the bird.


Thanks for your prompt replies :)




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