Possible Calliope Hummingbird?
Posted 20 August 2012 - 03:23 AM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:34 AM
One thing I have learned about Hummingbirds: The Calliope Hummingbird is the only hummingbird whose wings are longer than the tail. Both of your hummingbirds look to me as if the wings are shorter than the tail, not longer.
I am not positive which birds might be in your area at this time, so I cant really offer an opinion of which ones you might look at.
While trying to ID my own hummers, I ran across an Arizona hummingbird website that might be helpful to you:
Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:53 AM
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:06 PM
My gut feeling is that you have a female rufous on the left and a female broad-tailed on the right.
I agree with notactuallytom. The left looks like a rufous/allen's (pretty sure only Rufous is in range for you) and the right looks like a Broad-Tailed. As mentioned, Calliope are smaller and longer winged than either of these guys.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:44 PM
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